Drone protest closes street downtown

"A group of protesters closed down a section of 16th street north of the White House, the D.C. police department announced.

"16th Street is CLOSED south of K street NW due to protesters. MPD is on scene. Avoid area," the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) tweeted Monday.

With their tweet, the MPD included a photo of a group of protesters holding peace signs and models of predator drones.

The MPD reported that the protest cleared about an hour after it started.

Obama's drone war has drawn the ire of some anti-war activists since the start of his term — even as the administration has repeatedly insisted that their actions are legal and necessary to protect the country against terrorism".