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.
#BREAKING: #Greenpeace protesters take over construction crane. Dangling above L Street NW. @ABC7News pic.twitter.com/Mzot9A2YZI— Steve Rudin ABC7 (@SteveRudinABC7) January 25, 2017
Spectators, police, roads closed underneath protest banner hanging from crane (protesters hanging mid-air) at 15th and L. @wamu885 pic.twitter.com/q8nm4hqf1V— Martin Di Caro (@MartinDiCaro) January 25, 2017
11th floor view courtesy @foe_us pic.twitter.com/jyDxwlzX2R— Neal Augenstein (@AugensteinWTOP) January 25, 2017
"RESIST" banner flying high over downtown DC as protestors scale the crane over the old Post building construction site at 15th & L NW. pic.twitter.com/0QPPUp6tVf— dan reed! (@justupthepike) January 25, 2017
• 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]