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Belgium: Greenpeace activists scale crane near US embassy during Trump visit01:07

Belgium: Greenpeace activists scale crane near US embassy during Trump visit

Belgium, Brussels
May 25, 2017 at 12:29 GMT -00:00 · Published

Two Greenpeace activists scaled a crane and unfurled a yellow banner reading "Resist" near the US embassy in Brussels, Thursday, to demonstrate against US President Donald Trump and his stance on the environment during the leader's visit to the city.

Two protesters hung from the crane, located in a construction site, and dangled the banner while police vehicles arrived to the scene. A helicopter was seen flying above to monitor the situation.

Greenpeace Belgium spokesperson Joeri Thijs said that the action needs to oppose politicians who "are making decisions that are contrary to the interests of the population and the planet."

The action comes after Trump signed executive orders that advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines in January, as well as the possibility for the US to withdraw from the Paris climate change deal.

Belgium: Greenpeace activists scale crane near US embassy during Trump visit01:07
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Two Greenpeace activists scaled a crane and unfurled a yellow banner reading "Resist" near the US embassy in Brussels, Thursday, to demonstrate against US President Donald Trump and his stance on the environment during the leader's visit to the city.

Two protesters hung from the crane, located in a construction site, and dangled the banner while police vehicles arrived to the scene. A helicopter was seen flying above to monitor the situation.

Greenpeace Belgium spokesperson Joeri Thijs said that the action needs to oppose politicians who "are making decisions that are contrary to the interests of the population and the planet."

The action comes after Trump signed executive orders that advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines in January, as well as the possibility for the US to withdraw from the Paris climate change deal.

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