Leftist environmentalist protesters unfurled a huge banner from a 270-foot crane at a construction site, located a few blocks from the White House. According to police, seven protesters scaled the huge crane in downtown Washington, but it was two skilled climbers who reached the summit of the soaring structure who released the yellow and orange banner. The 70-foot by 35-foot banner read: “Resist” in bold letters.

A spokesman for Greenpeace, an international advocacy group that has sometimes been accused of terrorism, said that the purpose of the event is to display his organization’s defiance of President Trump and his policies. The banner can be clearly seen from the White House.

The spokesman said that Greenpeace is not limiting itself to environmentalist causes but is joining like-minded leftist organizations in their focus on related issues such as the toxic lead inadvertently leached into the drinking water of Flint, Michigan. The spokesman said that he and his allies will continue to resist so long as Trump advances on his agenda.

Democrats have joined in praising the Greenpeace direct action. News commentator Keith Olberman tweeted “Well done,” while the Twitter account of the Occupy Wall Street movement issued thanks.

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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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