Dakota Pipeline Protesters Dangle From Rafters At Vikings' Game
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Spectators at a Minneapolis Vikings football game were treated to an unexpected aerial act when a pair of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters hung from the rafters to unfurl a banner reading: “Divest.”
The message was for U.S. Bank ― sponsor of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium ― which pipeline opponents accuse of being a key financial backer of the controversial project. The two unfurled the banner in the second quarter and were busted when they touched back down to earth at the end of the game, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
The football action continued without interruption, even as the two protesters — one wearing a Brett Favre Vikings jersey — dangled from the rafters. The banner, which included the U.S. Bank logo and “#NoDAPL,” hung over the crowd for the rest of the game.
Fans, however, were cleared from eight rows of seats beneath the protesters as a precaution.
As the protesters dangled in the air, organizers of the action sent a release to news outlets quot
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