Donald Trump is now officially the 45th president of the United States, following his inauguration on Friday.
NBC Boston has a team of anchors and reporters in Washington, covering the ceremony as well as the protests.
Many of those opposed to Trump clashed with police in the streets. More than 200 people were arrested Friday.
A limousine was set on fire a few blocks from Constitution Avenue, where the president was being escorted.
But Trump, his family, his staff and his supporters were not deterred in their celebration.
The president attended three official inaugural balls.
Speaking with political reporter Alison King in a one-on-one interview, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski expressed great reverance for the soon-to-be president.
"I admire his work ethic," Lewandowski said. "I've never seen, in all of my professional career, somebody who's willing to work harder for something he wants. He would do 18 hours a day as if they were five. And he could accomplish more because he doesn't sleep and he doesn't sit down for meals."
Despite being fired as campaign manager, Lewandowski, a resident of Windham, New Hampshire, will serve as a consultant with a direct view of the White House. He remains close to Trump.
King spoke with several other New Englanders who headed down, including Bobby O'Shea of South Boston, who said he wouldn't call himself a strong Trump supporter.
"I'm just a nerd for the United States history," said O'Shea, adding that he got tickets by "harrassing my local congressman."
Miss Massachusetts International 2017 Alexandria Murphy, however, is hopeful about the future under Trump.
"Everyone has their mixed opinions on him. I think right now, he's the president, so we need to stand behind him," she said. "Hopefully, this is a great presidency, because hoping that a president fails would be hoping we all fail."
Members of the American Tap Company in Massachusetts are excited to perform Friday, as dancers told NBC Boston's Grace Gomez.
"It's going to be in front of a lot of people, so it's going to be a lot of pressure, but at the same time, it's going to be a great experience," one dancer said.