Protester Who Scaled Rafters at US Bank Stadium Gets Probation

Sen Holiday Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
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August 09, 2018 04:04 PM

One of the two Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters who climbed the rafters at U.S. Bank Stadium in January 2017 and hung a banner from the roof was sentenced Wednesday.

Twenty-eight-year-old Sen Holiday received one year of supervised probation. Holiday pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree burglary, trespassing and a misdemeanor charge of public nuisance.

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RELATED: Protester Who Scaled Rafters at US Bank Stadium Pleads Guilty to Public Nuisance Charge

The burglary charge was dismissed in June. Holiday was acquitted of the public nuisance charge and convicted of trespassing Wednesday.

Another man, 34-year-old Karl Scogin Zimmerman, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of public nuisance in June and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and community service.

RELATED: Oil Pipeline Protesters Hang Banner at US Bank Stadium, 3 Arrested and Released From Jail

The pair are alleged to have smuggled nylon rope, carabiners and a lightweight banner into U.S. Bank Stadium during a Vikings' game against the Chicago Bears. 

During the second quarter, the protesters scaled barriers to climb a ridge truss and hang the banner, which expressed opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.

RELATED:Protestors Who Scaled Rafters in US Bank Stadium Plead Not Guilty; Trial Set for April

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