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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)

A limo that was burned in Inauguration Day protests could cost a Muslim immigrant $70K


During an Inauguration Day protest, a limousine was set on fire in Washington, D.C.

That limo belonged to Muhammad Ashraf, a Muslim immigrant who runs Nationwide Chauffeur Services. And that may cost him $70,000, the Washington Examiner reports

Ashraf said he wasn't a Trump supporter, but the violent protests that led to more than 200 arrests didn't solve anything.

Here's a look at the limo fire from The Washington Post's headquarters.

I did not agree with many of the things he said, but that still does not give me the right to go and affect someone's livelihood.
Muhammad Ashraf

Ashraf pointed to the Women's March, at which no arrests were made in D.C. 

He said a driver was dropping a client off when rioters hit his limo, throwing stones and bricks. The driver was hospitalized with cuts on his hands and arms.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Ashraf. As of about 12:30 p.m. Eastern time, it had raised more than $7,000. Ashraf said he will donate any excess funds to charity. 

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