I spent much of the inauguration chasing down people from Cape Cod who made the 8+ hour drive to DC for the event. Some were Trump supporters, and I knew of others who came for the protests, but did not get a chance to speak with them. A group of high school students attended as well. While they were mixed politically, most were happy to be there and witness history. We spoke as tense protests were happening downtown, which I got to later.
The 2016 election definitely divided America, but beyond the headlines you’ll see that people are still people and, for the most part, get along.
And here are some more pics of the inauguration and protests: