Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Hang Banner From Rafters Of Vikings Game


Two Dakota Access Pipeline protesters were arrested Sunday after they hung an anti-DAPL banner from the rafters at U.S. Bank Stadium during the Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears game.

Minneapolis police spokeswoman Sgt. Catherine Michal says Karl Mayo, 32, and Sen Holiday, 26, “climbed up a metal guardrail to climb up these big trusses that hold up the roof.”

Using repelling gear, the protesters hung next to the banner that included a U.S. Bank logo, the word “divest” written vertically down the banner, and “#NoDAPL” written at the bottom.

In a press release given to reporters by the climbers, Holiday said, “We are here in solidarity with water protectors from Standing Rock to urge US Bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline.”

According to the release, U.S. Bank has issued $175 million in credit lines to Energy Transfer Partners, a parent company of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Seats below the climbers were cleared out, just in case the two accidentally fell.

The protesters hung from the rafters for more than an hour, but eventually came down and were placed under arrest. Both were charged with trespassing.

Additional pictures and videos of the stunt can be seen below:

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