7 Protesters Arrested, Charged After Climbing Crane in DC

The protesters spent 14 hours on the crane.

"Due to the extreme danger of the situation, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) monitored the situation until the protesters descended from the crane at 10:04 pm," the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement. "At that time, seven individuals were detained and taken into custody. These individuals are charged with Second Degree Burglary, Unlawful Entry, and Destruction of Property."

The police statement said the protesters "illegally obtained access to a construction site by breaking the locks."

They were arrested on the scene and are facing charges of second-degree burglary, unlawful entry and destruction of property.

"MPD respects everyone’s right to protest, however, today’s actions are extremely dangerous and unlawful," police said. "Multiple government resources were tied up, and streets were blocked while first responders attempted to safely address this matter."