Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Greenpeace activists hang ‘RESIST’ banner from crane to protest Trump

Greenpeace activists hung a large banner reading “RESIST” from a 270-foot construction crane in downtown Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning to protest President Donald Trump. “It is a message to this administration,” Nancy Pili Hernandez, a Greenpeace activist based in San Francisco, said on a Facebook livestream as she hung from the crane with safety harnesses. “But more than that, this is a hand-painted love letter to you. This is a message to the people.” Environmental groups have sharply criticized several steps Trump has taken during his first days in office, including signing executive orders that revive plans to build the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Greenpeace confirmed in a statement that seven activists climbed the crane and hung the 70-foot by 35-foot banner, which is visible from the White House. As of 12:45 p.m. EDT, they were still perched on the crane. There should be an embedded item here. Please visit the original post to view it. The protest disrupted traffic around 15th and L streets Northwest, where the crane is located, the Washington Post reported. It is part of a construction site where new Fannie Mae offices are being built...more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From their how to books Eco Warriors: instead of sabotage it's "ecotage". When "monkey wrenching" doesn't work then it's time for some to pick up the hatchet/tomahawk.