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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Protesters rappel from Memorial Bridge, hang ‘Free Tibet’ banner

Several protesters who rappelled from the Arlington Memorial Bridge and unfurled a banner Monday morning were arrested by police, authorities said.

Protesters were on top of the bridge and hanging from ropes at about 10:30 a.m., according to Park Police Spokesman David Schlosser. D.C. Police tweeted that three were in custody, and that the black-and-white sign read “Free Tibet.”

The D.C. police department’s harbor patrol unit was on the scene.

The protest may be related to the visit from Vice President Xi Jinping of China, who is arriving in the U.S. Monday and is scheduled to meet with President Obama on Tuesday at the White House.

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