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Inauguration 2017 Guide: Road closures, security, protests and events

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Inauguration 2017 Guide: Road closures, security, protests and events

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THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION OF DONALD J. TRUMP AS OUR NATION'S 45TH PRESIDENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON JAN. 20, 2017.

 

http://www.wusa9.com/news/politics/national-politics/inauguration/presidential-inauguration-2017-guide-donald-trump-in-dc/385814534

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The presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump as our nation's 45th president will take place in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20, 2017.

The 58th presidential inauguration won't just bring well-wishers to town -- but protests the day before, the day of and the day after the event. 

This guide will have various details needed for both D.C. Metro area residents and tourists visiting the city that weekend. 

Related: Tips to prepare you for the 2017 Inauguration

 

INAUGURATION EVENTS

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: If you have tickets, you can celebrate the inauguration of Trump with a welcome celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 19 in addition to the events on Jan. 20. A full official schedule can be found here. 

INAUGURAL BALLS: Glitz and glam with celebrities and Washington's elite at a number of official inaugural balls. Dress codes are mandated and normally black-tie, so be sure to know what you'll need to wear

Related: Inaugural Ball fashions

CONCERT: The Make America Great Again! concert will be out in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Toby Keith, Jon Voight, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood, RaviDrums, 3 Doors Down, and The Frontmen of Country are scheduled to appear. More on the lineup here.

PARADE: The parade for Donald Trump will be along Pennsylvania Avenue downtown. Expectroad closures in the area and tight security. 

For a list of the best places to watch the parade, click here.

 

PROTESTS & RALLIES

Several protests and rallies are planned throughout the weekend --- the biggest being theWomen's March on Washington on Jan. 21. 

Related: Thousands mail pink p**sy hats ahead of Million Women March

According to the National Park Service, the agency has given out 20 different permits for groups that plan to hold demonstrations on park-managed land.

The group #DisruptJ20 is planning to march from Union Station to McPherson Square, while a group of bikers named, "Let America Hear US, Roar for TRUMP" will gather in support of Trump at Dupont Circle.

Related: Groups prep for Inauguration protests

Most of the protests will be on Wednesday. A full list of protests during Inauguration week can be found here. 

 

SECURITY

Security will be even more beefed up for this inauguration as planners are expecting far more protestors than in the past, including thousands at the Navy Memorial, right along the parade route.

Large, threatening signs are banned, as well as any kind of poles to support them. The Secret Service says it's also prepared to counter any effort to stop the motorcade.

Here's a full list of prohibited items: What not to bring to inaugural events.

Three thousand police officers from around the country will be assisting with security for the inauguration. They are expected to arrive in town on January 18.

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