Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Hang From Banner Over Bears-Vikings Game

By Chris Emma–


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (CBS) — As a Bears and Vikings played their deteriorate culmination Sunday afternoon, dual protesters dangled from a rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium.

A male and a woman were protesting a Dakota Access Pipeline by unresolved down from a ensign atop a track with a assistance of climbing rigging and ropes. U.S. Bank has $175 million in credit lines to Energy Transfer Partners, a association behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, a plan that critics contend threatens a health of a Missouri River and violates covenant rights of a Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, according to a press release.

The protesters rappelled into place in a second quarter. Police privileged a territory underneath a protesters, fixation yellow fasten to secure a fringe of a 6 rows directly below. They hung in a seated position during a residue of a game, a 38-10 Vikings win over a Bears. Afterward, they were removed, yet their ensign remained. They were arrested on trespassing charges, a Associated Press reported.

The Vikings released a matter on a conditions during halftime.

“Two people seem to have climbed over a ensure rail to entrance a shallow truss. We immediately dispatched on-site Minneapolis military and glow departments to a stage and privileged a seating territory below. We are operative with all track partners, and a primary concentration is on a reserve of a fans and these dual individuals. Officials are actively operative to get them down safely. We will continue to refurbish a media on a situation.”

The protesters forsaken their ensign down in a second quarter. The male was in a Brett Favre jersey and seemed to do a “Dab” during one point. As military surveyed a situation, a male in a Favre jersey was on a phone call. Their ensign review “DIVEST,” with a U.S. Bank trademark during a top.

Down on a field, many players and coaches, a Bears’ John Fox included, were totally unknowingly as they confirmed concentration on a game.

Chris Emma covers a Bears, Chicago’s sports stage and some-more for CBSChicago.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670 and like his Facebook page.


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