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Protesters set another fire, start to leave for the Mall

As of 7 p.m., a line of officers with batons and shields along 14th Street NW blocked entry to K Street while smoke still curled in the air from a fire set by protesters. Hundreds were still gathered at the intersection.

Someone hurled a bottle at the police line, which fell several yards short of making contact. The officers yelled at protesters to move back and several did.

A person set another garbage can on fire, while another lit a Trump flag on fire from the flames as the crowd shouted, “Trump is a garbage fire.”

A half-dozen Trump supporters in “Make America Great Again” hats charged at protesters shouting “USA, USA,” then left after a brief verbal confrontation.

Dozens of protesters left the intersection around 7:10 p.m., shouting “Crash the Mall!”

Live coverage of Trump’s inauguration
The U.S. Capitol frames the backdrop over the stage during a rehearsal of President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony this week in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Donald Trump will be sworn in Friday during an inauguration that’s expected to draw between 700,000 and 900,000 people. Security officials said there are 63 demonstration groups, pro and con, also expected Friday. Follow our liveblog for updates through this afternoon’s inaugural parade.

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