Pipeline Protester Pleads Guilty
Zeke Fuhrman | Jun 6, 2018 AT 4:34 am
Photo Cred: KNSI Radio
(AP)-One of two people charged with misdemeanors for unfurling a banner protesting the Dakota Access pipeline from the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Thirty-four-year-old Karl Zimmerman entered the plea for creating a public nuisance in Hennepin County District Court.
Misdemeanor counts of trespassing and burglary were dismissed.
The Star Tribune says he'll serve a year of probation and perform 30 hours of community service.
The other person who climbed to the rafters to unleash the banner, 28-year-old Sen Holiday, is currently on trial after she pleaded not guilty to the same misdemeanors.
The banner urged Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank to divest from the $3.8 billion pipeline.
Fans seated below the banner were evacuated.