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Greenpeace Activists hang protest banner off Trump Tower

(Left) Frame from video by Greenpeace. Click on images to view larger versions.

7-Jul-17 – Greenpeace activists raised a three-story-tall banner on the south face of Trump International Hotel & Tower on Friday afternoon. The yellow, black, and blue banner contained the words “RESIST” and “DEFEND,” along with the Greenpeace logo.

In a 28-minute video posted by the environmental group on Facebook, people on the river level of Trump Tower can be seen pulling on guide wires attached to the banner, causing the banner to move slowly up the building. The top of the banner reached about seven stories above the river.

“We’re here to call for an end to Trump’s disastrous policies that are hurting people and our planet,” said Kelly Mitchell, Climate and Energy Campaign Director for Greenpeace. She specified two controversial appointments by President Donald Trump and his recent decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Our country is so much better, so much stronger than Donald Trump,” said Mitchell, “and so we need to show that he does not represent us and that we’re going to find success with or without him.”

Seven people involved with the protest – five men and two women – were reportedly arrested. The banner was raised at about 2 p.m. A half-hour later, it was cut down and fell into the river.

(Right) Another view of the banner. Photo by Michael Borgstrom.

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 Video: Greenpeace USA

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 7-Jul-17 5:27 PM

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