Stirring in the New Year


Two men identified by police as Karl Mayo and Sen Holiday did some pot stirrin’ of their own to bring in the new year on Sunday at the US Bank Stadium during Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears game. The Vikings weren’t the only ones who left the stadium with a feeling of accomplishment. The banner that the water protectors hung had the U.S. Bank logo with the word “divest” written vertically down the banner. At the bottom, it said, “#NoDAPL.”

Police had to clear seats below where the protesters climbed up the scaffolding and hung their banner while the game continued to be played.

The plan was thought out and executed perfectly. They hung from what appeared to be rappelling gear alongside their banner. One of the men was wearing a Brett Favre Vikings jersey.

They went as far as e-mailing a press release to reporters covering the game.



Hennepin County Medical Center doctors evaluated the individuals after their stunt and determined they were medically okay. The pair was booked into the Hennepin County Jail for burglary and trespassing.

Carolyn Feldman was arrested for obstructing the legal process.




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