Attendees at President Obama's 2009 inauguration.

Attendees at President Obama's 2009 inauguration.

As the District prepares for the inauguration of President-Elect Trump, detractors and supporters alike are applying for permits to demonstrate. Because D.C. is a composed of a patchwork of federal, municipal and private property, the process and logistics for protesters and revelers can be complicated. We get some perspective on the challenges facing demonstrators during the inauguration and hear from an attorney representing those who feel access is being restricted in a year when demand for space for protest is higher than ever.


  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard Executive director, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund

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