- Title: Greenpeace protesters unfurl giant 'RESIST' banner from Washington D.C. crane
- Date: 25th January 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (JANUARY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) POLICE AND FIRE CREWS AT THE SCENE ON THE GROUND ANOTHER VIEW OF THE BANNER BEING UNFURLED PROTESTER HANGING ON A ROPE BY THE UNFURLED BANNER VARIOUS OF CROWDS AND CREWS ON THE GROUND WIDE OF THE UNFURLED BANNER MORE VARIOUS OF CROWDS AND CREW ON THE GROUND
- Embargoed: 8th February 2017 15:08
- Keywords: U.S. President Donald Trump Greenpeace protest crane banner
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00360KXV7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Greenpeace activists unfurled a giant protest banner that read "RESIST" from a construction crane within blocks of the White House on Wednesday (January 25), one day after President Donald Trump ordered a revival of the North Dakota pipeline project.
The environmental group said in a statement that the protest was a call to action to others who want to "resist Trump's attacks on environmental, social, economic, and educational justice".
At least three activists were seen tethered to the crane's long jib while other activists appeared to assist them from the top of the crane's tower.
Greenpeace said its activists were prepared to stay in position throughout the morning to "reach as many people as possible" through live media coverage.
The group said its action comes on the heels of other protests in the country over Trump's policies and nominees for top cabinet posts.
Trump has promised to slash U.S. environmental regulation as a way to promote oil drilling and mining. An administration official told Reuters the president would sign two executive actions on Tuesday to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, a sharp reversal from the Obama administration.
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