Two activists rappelled from the press box of the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, and unfurled a banner during Monday night’s football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts, NBC News reported.
The demonstration highlighted opposition to a natural gas project by Dominion Mainstream Partners in Lusby, Maryland, which uses fracking, or hydraulic fracturing. Opponents say the technique is not properly regulated and is environmentally hazardous.
The protesters refused to cooperate with police. Firefighters had to be called in to bring the situation under control.
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Kelly Caravan of We Are Cove Point told NBC News on Monday night the protesters were trying to gain widespread national exposure by demonstrating at Monday night’s game.