Larry King Says His SUV Was Smashed During Washington DC Protest
Larry King, the longtime TV and radio host, says his SUV was smashed in Washington, D.C., during riots.
King, who hosted a show on CNN for decades and now hosts a program on Russian state-funded outlet RT, says he wasn’t harmed.
“Protestors in DC smashed the windows of my hired SUV & many other cars. I was working in-studio & am ok, but my driver is a bit rattled,” he wrote on Twitter.
A number of protesters took to the streets after President Donald Trump was inaugurated on Friday, with some burning items and attacking property near the White House and U.S. Capitol.
Protestors in DC smashed the windows of my hired SUV & many other cars. I was working in-studio & am ok, but my driver is a bit rattled.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 20, 2017
Media reports showed protesters throwing rocks at windows and some smashed trash cans, while DC Police officers were seen trying to scatter crowds with pepper spray and flash grenades.
Some 100 people were arrested at several protests, the Washington Examiner reported. On Saturday, about 100,000 women are expected to march in DC.
King, 83, started his career as a journalist in Florida in the 1950s.
Regarding the protests, Reuters reported:
About 500 people, some wearing masks, marched through the city’s downtown, using hammers to claw up chunks of pavement to smash the windows of a Bank of America branch and a McDonald’s outlet, all symbols of the American capitalist system.
The various protest groups scattered around the city chanted anti-Trump slogans and carried signs with slogans including “Make Racists Afraid Again,” a play on the New York businessman-turned-politician’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.