Photos from Inauguration Day protests in D.C.

WASHINGTON – As protesters clashed with police during this Inauguration Day, Cronkite News journalists were reporting from the front lines. Here is a selection of the moments they captured.

The Metropolitan Police Department blocked off protesters from reaching the White House, where they planned to oppose President Donald Trump’s inauguration. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

The Metropolitan Police Department blocked off protesters from reaching the White House, where they planned to oppose President Donald Trump’s inauguration. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

After police deploy tear gas, some protesters run out of the smoke, others stand their ground. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

After police deploy tear gas, some protesters run out of the smoke, others stand their ground. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Police prepare for expected hostility as protesters become blocked off from their White House destination. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Police prepare for expected hostility as protesters become blocked off from their White House destination. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Resistance from the protesters results in counter-riot measures by the police. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Resistance from the protesters results in counter-riot measures by the police. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Police begin to push back on protesters as chaos begins to erupt. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News

Police begin to push back on protesters as chaos begins to erupt. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News

Protester implores the police to keep the peace. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Protester implores the police to keep the peace. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Demonstrators linked arms together and shouted at police “Let them go!”, urging the release of detained protesters. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Demonstrators linked arms together and shouted at police “Let them go!”, urging the release of detained protesters. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Tensions begin to boil as protesters and the Metropolitan Police Department face off for the first time. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Tensions begin to boil as protesters and the Metropolitan Police Department face off for the first time. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Protester continues to resist as rioting continues. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Protester continues to resist as rioting continues. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Protesters resting in Chinatown before they continue their march to the White House. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Protesters resting in Chinatown before they continue their march to the White House. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)