MINNEAPOLIS — Two protestors dangled from the U.S. Bank Stadium catwalkduring the Bears-Vikings game todispute the bank’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Two people — one in a Brett Favre Vikings jersey — wore harnesses and hung on either side of a white banner, which read “DIVEST” with a Twitter hashtag underneath.
Seven rows of fans were cleared out directly below them, while police and fire officials were rushed upstairs.
They were arrested when they lowered themselves down after the game.
The game continued without interruption. Players marveledat thesight from thesidelines.
“They got some balls, that’s for sure,” Vikings receiver Adam Thielen said.
Bears coach John Fox said he didn’t notice.
Apress release sent to media members identified the protestors as Sen Holiday and Karl Zimmermann. It claimed U.S. Bank has $175 million in credit lines to the parent company of the Dakota pipeline. SMG, the company that runs the stadium,said in a release that two people jumped a guard rail to access the ridge truss.