Anti-Trump Protesters Hang 'Resist' Banner From Construction Crane Near White House

A handful of protesters, some of whom climbed a tall construction crane, caused traffic delays Wednesday morning in downtown Washington.

- ClotureClub.com (@ClotureClub) January 25, 2017- Katie Bo Williams (@KatieBoWill) January 25, 2017Protestors from @greenpeaceusa unfurl 70 x 35 foot banner from construction crane over DC against Pres Trump's agenda.

The protesters are expected to appear in court Thursday morning. "These individuals are charged with Second Degree Burglary, Unlawful Entry and Destruction of Property".

The crane isn't the work of Greenpeace; it just happened to be chillaxing near The White House, and Greenpeace seized the opportunity to use it for their peaceful, death-defying protest. New offices are under construction at the site for Fannie Mae, according to the Post.




"MPD respects everyone's right to protest, however, today's actions are extremely risky and unlawful", police said. M and K Streets are now blocked.

Greenpeace said in a statement that the banner was meant to be seen from the White House, "calling for those who want to resist Trump's attacks on environmental, social, economic, and educational justice to contribute to a better America".

Captain Robert Glover, of the Metropolitan Police Department's special operations division, told reporters that seven people were on the structure.

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