Protesters climb crane calling for Trump resistance

Posted at 12:45 PM, Jan 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 12:45:39-05

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 25: With the White House in the foreground, protesters unfurl a banner atop a crane at the construction site of the former Washington Post office building, January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. The protestors are with the Greenpeace organization. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

The protests comes a day after Trump’s administration moved to delay implementation of at least 30 environmental rules and froze new Environmental Protection Agency contracts and grant awards.