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3 arrested in stadium pipeline protest released

8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Monday, January 02 2017 Jan 2, 2017 January 02, 2017 7:13 PM January 02, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

MINNEAPOLIS - Three people are out of jail after being arrested after opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline suspended a large banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game.

Online records for Hennepin County Jail showed the three were released from custody Monday.

A news release says the two climbers - a man and a woman - plan to make a brief statement and answer questions outside of the downtown Minneapolis stadium on Tuesday.

A second woman also was arrested, but police have not released details of her alleged role in the incident Sunday afternoon during the Vikings' season finale against Chicago.

Formal charges are expected Tuesday.

The pipeline would carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois.

Opponents fear it could harm the environment and American Indian artifacts. The pipeline developer disputes that.

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