Protesters scale NW D.C. office building
Four protesters scaled the front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters at 1615 H. Street, N.W., this morning and unfurled banners to protest the group's stance on this week's climate change talks in Copenhagen. D.C. Police later arrested the protesters.
At least nine other Greenpeace activists watched as the four climbed two ladders on either side of the front of the building and unfurled yellow banners reading, "Global Warming Crime Scene/Climate Policy Hostage Area."
The group arrived at 10 a.m., according to eyewitnesses. They drove to Chamber headquarters in four police cruisers painted green and white with green sirens and a green-colored ambulance with "Climate Emergency Response" painted on the side of the vehicle.
"We're here today because the Chamber of Commerce is holding climate change negotiations hostage in Copenhagen," said one protester as she was led away in handcuffs.
The incident follows days of similar protests at the climate change talks in Copenhagen. President Obama flies there tonight to join the negotiations on Friday. For more climate change news, check out The Post's new blog Post Carbon
-- Ed O'Keefe
Washington Post editors
| December 17, 2009; 12:35 PM ET
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