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A Bunch of Greenpeace Activists Hung a 'Resist' Banner from a Crane Behind the White House

The stunt follows Trump's executive orders on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, as well as his contract freeze on the EPA.

by Lauren Messman
Jan 25 2017, 6:52pm

Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

On Wednesday, a group of seven Greenpeace protestors scaled a giant crane at a construction site near the White House and hung an enormous "RESIST" banner from it, USA Today reports. The bright yellow, 70-by-35-foot banner is now dangling from the 270-foot crane, waving in the wind in view of Trump's new residence. 

According to a statement from the environmental group, "The activists from around the country are still in place, calling for those who want to resist Trump's attacks on environmental, social, economic, and educational justice to contribute to a better America."

The stunt from Greenpeace comes just one day after Donald Trump signed two executive orders that could bring back the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, as well as a press gag order and grant freeze on staff members of the EPA and the Interior Department sent by the Trump administration. 

Of course, the DC police department is pretty pissed about the whole thing. Wednesday morning, the DCPD released a statement on Twitter, calling the stunt "dangerous behavior."