Activists unfurl huge banner at Trump’s Chicago hotel

Washington: Activists with the Greenpeace environmental group unfurled a huge banner across the façade of a Trump hotel in Chicago, calling it an act of defiance against the US president’s environmental policies.

The banner fluttering across the front of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago had the word “RESIST” across the top, along with the Greenpeace logo. The word “defend” was superimposed over a picture of the Earth on the enormous flag.

News reports said seven people were arrested and the banner taken down. The Chicago Tribune newspaper said that the banner appeared to hang from cables strung from a terrace restaurant and bar at the high-rise. A statement sent by Greenpeace to supporters by email, said the group took the action “to show this administration that the people of Chicago — and people all over the country — will continue to RESIST Trump’s attacks on our clean air and water, and defend our communities and the planet!”

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