As Trump sworn in, protesters gather to decry the new U.S. president's inauguration

Protesters chain themselves to each other and block an entry point prior at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC, U.S., January 20, 2017. Photo from Reuters

As Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S. president, protesters are taking to the streets around the world to denounce the man and his policies, from climate change skepticism to the overt racism he employed during his election campaign.

In Canada, a small group of protesters are gathering at the U.S. consulate in Toronto on Friday afternoon. Follow @YahooNewsCanada on Twitter and our Facebook page for live coverage.



In Washington, D.C. black-clad marchers took to the streets, smashing windows and launching bottle rockets.

Activists blocked access to the Inauguration proceedings and demonstrated their fears as Trump took control of the United States.

Protests are being staged across the U.S.

The displeasure is ringing out across the world.