Washington's Metropolitan Police Department clashed with anti-Donald Trump protestors Thursday night outside of the National Press Club building, reports The Hill.
According to the eye witnesses, the police deployed tear gas in an attempt to disperse the protestors. A reporter for NBC4 said protestors also set off smoke devices, contributing to the atmosphere of chaos.
The National Press Club is the scene of a pre-inauguration alt-right ball.
The protesters had previously been caught on tape plotting to disrupt the event.
UPDATE 2Police use pepper spray after empty bottles thrown at #DeploraBall attendees. More pepper spray in my eyes pic.twitter.com/LmCZCFIWaO— Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) January 20, 2017
#disruptj20 protestors sperging out in the streets meanwhile inside the #DeploraBall. You guys sure showed them! pic.twitter.com/3HYb1fHE0T— Just Call Me Mister (@MisterMetokur) January 20, 2017
This kid set a trash can on fire: