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Anti-Trump protesters clash with police outside 'Deploraball'

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 01:32

A large crowd of protesters clashed with law enforcement on the streets of Washington, DC while an inauguration party called the ''Deploraball'' was underway. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Anti-Trump protesters cursed and clashed with police outside of the National Press Club in Washington, DC as an inauguration event called the "Deploraball" was underway Thursday night (January 19). Protesters yelled, "No Trump! No KKK, no facist USA!" as law enforcement tried to keep them away from the doors. "He basically got his support by lying to people who felt like they were disinfranchised," said protester Shewa DeBebe. Supporters of Trump have appropriated the phrase "basket of deplorables" - used by Hillary Clinton during the campaign to pillory some of his backers - and planned the inauguration party called the "Deploraball." Organizers said the Deploraball is a cocktail party for Trump supporters from all ethnic backgrounds and no incendiary or discriminatory actions will be allowed. Organizers call themselves "Trumpists" and say they have sold 1,000 tickets ranging in price from $99 to $2,500. But after an online battle between star guests, Deploraball organizers offered ticket holders refunds "in light of recent events."

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Anti-Trump protesters clash with police outside 'Deploraball'

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 01:32