26 photos show Black Lives Matter protesters barricading an inauguration entrance

BLM protestors chain themselves to create a human blockade for one of the entrences to Trump's inauguration.
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BLM protestors chain themselves to create a human blockade for one of the entrences to Trump's inauguration.
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Before sunrise on Friday morning, Black Lives Matter activists gathered at the site of Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington, D.C.

Objecting to a president criticized for undermining civil rights, BLM protesters formed a human blockade, preventing access to one of the inauguration's entry points. 

The action began with a brief a rally in which people of all ages and races held signs and banners while speakers galvanized the crowd into action. 

Protesters chained themselves to each other and to the metal barriers at the entry point, creating a barricade. 

Here are 26 photos that captured the oppostion of civil rights activists to the dawn of Trump's Amerca. 

BLM activists gather before sunrise on Friday to protest the inauguration.
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A protester speaks to fellow BLM protesters near the site of the inauguration early Friday morning.
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A demonstrator holds up a "Black Lives Matter" banner.
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A BLM protester speaks into a mic to fellow protesters early Friday morning.
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Protesters hold a BLM sign on Friday morning near the site of Trump's inauguration.
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BLM protesters gathered before sunrise to protest Trump's presidency.
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A BLM protester chants at dawn on Friday.
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A protester is to a barricade as BLM protesters created a human blockade to one of the entrances to Trump's inauguration ceremony.
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A BLM protester calls out early Friday morning to those gathered in protest of Trump.
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A BLM protester calls out early Friday morning to those gathered in protest of Trump.
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BLM protesters chained themselves to create a human blockade to an inauguration entrance.
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BLM protesters chain themselves to block an entrance to Trump's inauguration.
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BLM protesters chain themselves together to form a human blockade to the inauguration.
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A BLM activist speaks to other protesters in Washington, D.C., early Friday morning.
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A BLM activist calls out during the protest on Friday morning.
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BLM protesters hold up a "Black Lives Matter" sign in Washington, D.C., Friday morning.
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BLM activists gather in Washington, D.C., to protest the inauguration.
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A BLM protester speaks into a megaphone.
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Police gathered at the site of the BLM protest, which blocked one of the inauguration entrances.
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BLM protesters chained together in a human blockade chant.
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A demonstrator wears a "Black Lives Matter" T-shirt at the BLM gathering in Washington, D.C., early Friday to protest Trump's inauguration.
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A BLM protester shouts as civil rights activists gather to protest Trump.
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BLM protesters gather in the country's capital Friday morning.
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A BLM activist holds up a sign and chants during a protest against Trump's presidency.
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A person wears a balaclava at a BLM protest organized to block an entrance to Trump's inauguration.
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A young BLM protester is chained to other protesters to form a human blockade, preventing access to one of the inauguration's entrances.
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Quincy Ledbetter contributed reporting.

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Natasha Noman

Natasha is a News Staff Writer covering global affairs. She previously reported on regional affairs from Pakistan. Natasha is based in New York and can be reached at natasha@mic.com.

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