US flags burned as Trump becomes 45th president of the US
While protests took a chaotic turn in Washington with shop front being smashed and cars vandalised, in Southeast Asia protests were similarly furious.
Outside the US embassy in Manila protestors set fire to flags and shouted angrily while billionaire businessmen Donald Trump was preparing for his inauguration ceremony the US.
At a time the the world is focused on America and its overseas actions – Filipino people called for an end to American troops in the country, demanding President Rodrigo Duterte keeps his promise of charting a foreign policy independent of the US.
More than 200 activists gathered at the embassy.
The country's leader Rodrigo Duterte has spoken with Mr Trump who reportedly praised his ongoing war on drugs despite the deaths of thousands of people – many whose families claim they were massacred without trial.
Flag with Trump's face on it burned in protest at US-Philippines relations
Mr Duterte offended Americans in 2016 when he called Barack Obama the “son of a whore” after the US leader criticisedhuman rights abuses and has sent his national security adviser and press secretary to attend the new President’s inauguration.
Protest leader Renato Reyes, of the left-wing Bayan group said: “Obama sugar-coated imperialism but Trump has shown an in-your-face kind of imperialism.
He said Mr Duterte “should stick to his independent foreign policy”.
Meanwhile in Tokyo hundreds of protesters, most of them expatriate Americans, held an anti-Trump protest on Friday.
Riots were taking place across Washington as the Capitol celebrated
In London, a banner appeared on Tower Bridge, reading: “Act now! Build bridges not walls”.
Mr Trump has also caused fury among Palestinians after he spoke out against a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
In the city of Nablus on Thursday protests were held, while more Palestinians protested near the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim on Friday.
Protests began in Washington on Thursday evening as thousands gathered outside a black tie event on the eve of the inauguration.
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Donald Trump becomes 45th U.S. PRESIDENT
Fri, January 20, 2017
The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will mark the commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. A public ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Riot police lined the streets in a bid to prevent violence.
On Friday, as Trump took to the stage protestors were being chased through the streets by police who unleashed pepper spray and swung batons around.
Rioters smashed through shop windows and destroyed cars just miles from the ceremony.