Climate activists protest from Notre Dame Cathedral crane

Greenpeace activists have hung banners from the huge construction crane atop Notre Dame Cathedral accusing France and President Emmanuel Macron of not doing enough to fight climate change

The medieval landmark is under reconstruction after a devastating fire last year and is off-limits to the public.

The group said in a statement that four climbers mounted the huge crane, about 80 meters (260 feet) high, soon after dawn and unfurled banners with such phrases as “Climate: Time to Act.”

The crane is being used to help remove tons of scaffolding surrounding the monument for a prior renovation effort that had been under way when the fire broke out. The scaffolding was deformed in the fire, which investigators determined was accidental. The cathedral is expected to take years to rebuild.