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Greenpeace protesters hang ‘RESIST' banner near White House

Greenpeace protesters on Wednesday scaled a 270-foot construction crane blocks from the White House and unfurled a huge banner that urges people to “RESIST” the Trump administration.

Washington's Metropolitan Police Department closed streets in the area as two of the seven protestors who climbed up the crane dangled alongside the 70-by-35-foot banner.

The crane is being used in construction of the new headquarters of Fannie Mae, the housing finance giant bailed out by the federal government during the financial crisis.

Viewed from Constitution Avenue and the National Mall, the banner hovers over the White House.

Greenpeace said on its website that it wanted people "to resist Trump’s attacks on environmental, social, economic, and educational justice to contribute to a better America."

Protestors on the crane were streaming their activities on Facebook Live.

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