WATCH: Protesters Rappel Down Stadium in Middle of 'Monday Night Football'
— Chris Clark (@Cdclarksports) November 3, 2015
Anti-fracking protesters hanging from ropes unfurled a banner inside the Bank of America Stadium during Monday night's NFL game in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Two rappellers descended from the upper deck late in the third quarter, rolling out a banner saying "Dump the Minion," which refers to the bank's financing of a natural gas export facility in Maryland owned by power company Dominion.
Seems like the people rappelling from the stadium are protesting BofA. People are crazy pic.twitter.com/UaJYLdFzNm
— Sergio Tovar (@sergiotovar) November 3, 2015
so we got rappelling fans in Carolina. That's new pic.twitter.com/lovg1Mo3Gd
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) November 3, 2015
They remained dangling above fans well into the fourth quarter and were eventually brought down with the help of the fire department.
Two male and two female members of the "We Are Cove Point" group were charged.
The incident left people wondering how the four could have made it past tight security with mountain climbing equipment and a giant banner.
— Rebecca Ramanand (@RebeccaRamanand) November 3, 2015
— Kyle Nuss (@KDN1692) November 3, 2015
The Carolina Panthers went on to win the game against the Indianapolis Colts, 29 to 26.