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Greenpeace protestors climb 270-foot-tall construction crane in Downtown

The site was chosen for its proximity to The White House

Photo via SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

This Wednesday, protestors associating themselves with the Greenpeace USA movement unfurled a banner, reading, “Resist,” after climbing a 270-foot-tall construction crane in Downtown. At least two protestors attached themselves to the crane, dangling by safety harnesses.

The protestors were first noticed at around 6 a.m. Cassady Sharp, a spokeswoman for Greenpeace, told The Washington Post that the site was chosen because of its close proximity to the White House. It is also “to send a message to the people who are feeling discouraged after just a few days of [President] Trump’s administration.”

DCist reported that police blocked off 15th Street NW between M and K streets NW as well as L Street NW between 15th and 16th streets NW.

The site is the former headquarters of The Washington Post. Eventually, the site will house a new headquarters for Fannie Mae.

Protesters climb 270-foot crane in downtown D.C., disrupt traffic [The Washington Post]

Greanpeace Protesters Scale A Crane At A Downtown Construction Site [DCist]