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Greenpeace strikes again!
I first saw the climbers on Jerusalem's Bridge of Strings at 7:45 this morning.
I hear they started their surprise action already at dawn.
This is not the first time Greenpeace has used Calatrava's bridge to protest.
By 1:30 the hot sun was beating down on the five.
Greenpeace Israel on Facebook is now saying the activists were hanging up there for about TEN hours!
The view from across the street, near Binyanei HaUma, where President Obama would come at 5:00 to give his keynote speech to Israeli students.
The trams kept going over the bridge.
Some of the car drivers on the busy road tooted their encouragement to the protesters.
The police waited below, snapping photos.
Our media was not mentioning the event all day.
Only now, at 7:00 pm, I hear on the radio that when the climbers finally came down four were arrested.
Whether you agree with the tactics and ideas of Greenpeace or not, you had to admire the strength, determination, idealism, and courage of these young people up in the air today.
(Linking to SkyWatch Friday.)