A bunch of protesters from Greenpeace climbed a huge crane in Washington D.C. in protest of Donald Trump.
Greenpeace supporters climbed the 270 foot crane a few blocks from the White House … a day after Trump’s Administration took action, all but bringing the EPA to a grinding halt.
Cops say they respect the protest but say their actions are “extremely dangerous.”
Right now it’s a standoff.
Protesters with Greenpeace USA have scaled a crane in downtown D.C. and unfurled a banner in a protest against President Donald J. Trump. (READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2kiL1ki)The demonstration began around 8 a.m. Wednesday when several protesters scaled the crane located on the site of the old 'Washington Post' building at 15th Street and L Street. Greenpeace took responsibility for the protest prior to the unfurling of the 70-foot by 35-foot banner with the word "Resist" printed on it.The group said the banner is positioned to face the White House which is less than a mile to the south. Our FOX 5 cameras were situated behind the banner when it was opened. Seven protesters in total tethered themselves to and scaled the crane.=======================================UPDATE 10am: Protesters with Greenpeace have scaled a crane in downtown D.C. in a protest against President Donald Trump. The protest began around 8 a.m. when several protesters scaled the crane located on the site of the old 'Washington Post' building. The group took responsibility for the protest and said they will deploy a 70-foot by 35-foot banner with the word "Resist" on it.=======================================UPDATE 8am: Protesters climb crane near site of old Washington Post building in D.C. Several protesters have tethered themselves to the crane. The protest is causing traffic delays near the intersection of 15th Street and L Street.This is a live shot from our photojournalist and reporter on the scene – you may hear them speaking with the control room during this live shot.READ MORE: http://www.fox5dc.com/news/231594915-story
Posted by Fox 5 DC on Wednesday, January 25, 2017