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Police: 7 protesters climb crane at DC construction site

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, January 25 2017 Jan 25, 2017 January 25, 2017 7:41 AM January 25, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

WASHINGTON - A spokesman for the environmental group Greenpeace says a group of seven protesters who have climbed a 270-foot crane at a downtown Washington construction site just blocks from the White House are calling for resistance to President Donald Trump.

Greenpeace spokesman Travis Nichols says the group of seven people planned to unfurl a 70-foot by 35-foot banner that says "Resist." He says it's a continuation of protests that began with Trump's inauguration.

Capt. Robert Glover of the Metropolitan Police Department told reporters Wednesday morning that officers were called to the area of 15th and L streets and found three people who weren't authorized to be at the site attached to the crane. He says another four people are now on the crane, too.

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