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Protesters charged after flying 'RESIST' banner from crane

  • Greenpeace protesters unfurl a banner that reads "Resist" at the construction site of the former Washington Post building, near the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, after police say protesters climbed a crane at the site refusing to allow workers to work in the area. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Greenpeace protesters unfurl a banner that reads "Resist" at the construction site of the former Washington Post building, near the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, after police say protesters climbed a crane at the site refusing to allow workers to work in the area. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police car blocks the street near the construction site of the former Washington Post building in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, after Greenpeace protesters unfurled a banner that reads "Resist" at the site. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    A police car blocks the street near the construction site of the former Washington Post building in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, after Greenpeace protesters unfurled a banner that reads "Resist" at the site. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters unfurl a banner that reads "Resist" at the construction site of the former Washington Post building in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, after police say protesters climbed a crane at the site refusing to allow workers to work in the area. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Protesters unfurl a banner that reads "Resist" at the construction site of the former Washington Post building in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, after police say protesters climbed a crane at the site refusing to allow workers to work in the area. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)  (The Associated Press)

Seven Greenpeace protesters are facing charges after climbing a 270-foot tall construction crane blocks from the White House and unfurling a massive orange and yellow banner with the word, "RESIST."

Media outlets report that the protesters, who began their climb early Wednesday, came down after 10 p.m. and were taken into custody. Police say they are charged with second-degree burglary, unlawful entry and destruction of property.

The banner encouraging opposition to President Donald Trump's agenda was clearly visible from the grounds of the White House for several hours on Wednesday. Protesters hoped it would get under his skin.

The protests came a day after the Trump administration moved to delay implementation of at least 30 environmental rules and froze new Environmental Protection Agency contracts and grant awards.