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Protesters Hang 'RESIST' Banner From Crane Near White House

by Associated Press /  / Updated 
Image: Greenpeace protesters unfold a banner reading "Resist" from atop a construction crane behind the White House on Jan. 25, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Greenpeace protesters unfold a banner reading "Resist" from atop a construction crane behind the White House on Jan. 25, 2017 in Washington, D.C.Saul Loeb / AFP - Getty Images

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Protesters have unfurled a giant orange and yellow banner that says "RESIST" from a 270-foot crane at a construction site just blocks from the White House.

Police say the group of seven protesters climbed the crane at a downtown Washington construction site Wednesday morning. After a few hours, a few of the protesters dangling from the horizontal arm of the crane opened the 70-foot by 35-foot banner.

Greenpeace spokesman Travis Nichols says the group is calling for resistance to President Donald Trump and his agenda. He says it's a continuation of protests that began with Trump's inauguration.

Image: A police car blocks the street near the construction site of the former Washington Post building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 25, 2017.
A police car blocks the street near the construction site of the former Washington Post building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 25, 2017.Alex Brandon / AP
Image: Greenpeace activists hold an anti-Trump protest as they display a banner reading 'Resist' from a construction crane near the White House in downtown Washington
Greenpeace activists hold an anti-Trump protest as they display a banner reading 'Resist' from a construction crane near the White House in downtown Washington, D.C., Jan. 25, 2017.Carlos Barria / Reuters

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