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Police: Protesters Climb Crane at DC Construction Site

Greenpeace protesters unfurl a banner on a construction crane reading "RESIST," just blocks from the White House in downtown Washington, D.C., Jan.25, 2017 (B. Allen/VOA)

Police say protesters are climbing a crane at a downtown Washington construction site that's just a few blocks from the White House.

Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown says police responded to the area of 15th and L streets in northwest Wednesday morning for a disorderly person. Police say 15th Street is closed between L and M streets.

Brown says protesters, possibly seven people, are at the site, climbing a crane and refusing to allow workers to work in the area.