Posted February 25, 2019 05:15:24The fence picketers, clad in black and white and carrying signs that read “Don’t go to the wrong place, go to your own home” made their way to a metal fence outside the gates of the National Press Club.
The event drew thousands of people, many of them protesting President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
They came to watch the protest.
The protest started with about 200 people walking down a street outside the building where Trump was expected to speak.
They stopped for photos with members of the media, and then marched down a pedestrian bridge across the Potomac River, which spans the White House complex.
The protest was interrupted by police officers.
Protesters in Washington.
The protesters, dressed in black, carried signs that said “Don’s departure is not welcome,” and “Don isn’t welcome.”
A number of them were wearing masks, with a sign saying, “Don, don’t come to the White Houses.”
Protesters were on the sidewalks, but the police did not prevent them from continuing to the National Public Safety Building, a complex of about 4,000 offices.
There, they were met by more police, who then arrested them and ordered them to disperse.
They were charged with obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct and other offenses.
Protester Marlene Riedel, who lives in Washington, D.C., said she was “truly surprised” to see protesters marching in Washington’s streets, and was “really concerned.”
She said the protesters were trying to draw attention to Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement.
“It’s the first time in history we’ve seen the public take a stand on climate change, and the first step is to make sure we keep it in the forefront of people’s minds,” Riedelsaid.
Protest organizers had said they were hoping to draw about 3,000 people to the protest, but were limited in how many people could be in the area.
Riedlsaid said she and others were concerned about the safety of other protesters who would be on the bridge, and worried about the health effects of the protest on those in the crowd.
The crowd grew as the demonstration was stopped.
One man was injured when he stepped on the fence while attempting to reach the protesters, and others said they had been hit by the metal barricade as they were walking away from the fence.
Protesting against President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to pull the United Kingdom out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
A protester sits on a picket line outside the National Park Service building at the White Hall complex.
A crowd gathers in Washington to protest President Donald Donald J.-S.
Trumps withdrawal from Paris climate deal.
A picket is seen at the National press club in Washington D. C., on February 25.
Pro-Trump protesters in Washington are protesting President Trumps decision to pull America from the 2015 Paris climate accord.
Pro protestors gathered outside the White house as part of a global climate march.
Pro protester Marlene, left, and her partner, Mihaly Riedl, right, stand in front of a picketing fence outside National Press club.
The National Park service building, which houses the press corps, was not damaged in the incident.
Riedels partner was hospitalized with concussion symptoms after the incident, and Riedelnays partner and the protester both were arrested.
The protester who was struck by the fence was identified as 29-year-old David Fuchs.
The Park Service did not immediately provide a description of the suspect.