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Several protesters have climbed a tower crane in northwest D.C., at a construction site where the Washington Post used to be located. (Meghana Kurup/Washington Examiner)

Seven Greenpeace USA protesters have climbed a tower crane in northwest D.C., at a construction site where the Washington Post used to be located.

The old building was taken down last year, and a new one is being erected to serve as the headquarters for mortgage giant Fannie Mae. Several tower cranes are at the site, and some of the protesters have tethered themselves to the crane.

Greenpeace USA has taken responsibility for the protest on the crane against President Trump’s policies. “[S]even activists deployed a 70-foot by 35-foot banner of the word ‘Resist’ above the White House. 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,” it said in a statement.

Five protesters carrying the protest banner are atop the 270 feet crane and two people are in the middle of the crane, the police told the Washington Examiner. The police plans to wait out the protesters.

Police have closed down “15th St between L & M St and L St between L St & M St NW,” the D.C. Police Department tweeted.

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