Larry King: Protesters Broke My Car Windows At Inauguration
King traveled to the Capitol to bear witness to Trump’s inauguration. He also covered the event for his Ora.tv webseries. But two hours after the swearing-in ceremony, the longtime journalist revealed that his vehicle was one of many targeted in a spate of violence on the District of Columbia’s streets.
“Protestors in DC smashed the windows of my hired SUV & many other cars,” King tweeted. “I was working in-studio & am ok, but my driver is a bit rattled.” It’s unclear if the perpetrators have been apprehended, but police have arrested nearly 100 people throughout D.C. for vandalism and destruction of property.
And news cameras have captured footage of people having run-ins with cops, leading to the use of tear gas, pepper spray, and flash-bang grenades. Prior to this incident, King had expressed positive remarks about the historic day. “In DC for the #Inauguration. I’ve covered many before and it’s always an honor to witness this uniquely American event,” he tweeted on Thursday.
He went on to observe, however, “Word has it roughly 200 buses are coming in for the inauguration, while 1200 are coming in for the protests. It really makes you think…” Gossip Cop suspects King probably wasn’t expecting to end up in the crossfire.