Limo 'set on fire' and 217 arrested as police use tear gas on activists during Trump's inauguration

*Liberal activists protesting Trump *Intermittently blocked multiple security checkpoints *Smashing shop windows and car windows

Protesters set a parked limousine on fire in downtown Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, during the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)

Jonathan Landay and Scott Malone

Black-clad activists among hundreds of demonstrators protesting Donald Trump's swearing-in on Friday clashed with police a few blocks from the White House, in an outburst of violence rare for an inauguration.