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Protester hangs from cable in BoA stadium in Charlotte during game Nov. 2, 2015. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Protesters suspend selves from stadium during Carolina Panthers game

Activists protesting Bank of America’s financing of a liquefied natural gas facility in Maryland suspended themselves from the upper deck of Bank of America Stadium during the Panthers Monday Night Football game.

The protesters were arrested just after 11 p.m. Police had not released their identities.

The protesters dropped a banner reading “BoA: Dump Dominion” and a link to the protest’s website. BoA is an abbreviation for Bank of America, the Charlotte-based bank that owns the naming rights to the Panthers’ stadium.

“Bank of America is allowing companies like Dominion (Resources) to operate without checks and balances,” said John Nicholson, a spokesman quoted in a press release of the organization named We Are Cove Point. “They are giving money directly to Dominion with full knowledge of the health and safety risks of building an LNG export facility, and they need to be accountable to that.”

The protesters – a man and a woman wearing full rappelling gear – climbed down during the third quarter in front of the press box.

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On Sept 19, 2023 ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit in New York City, climate activists gathered for a rally and civil disobedience outside Bank of America Tower in Midtown Manhattan as part of the March to End Fossil Fuels wave of actions resulting in multiple arrests. Activists demand Bank of America to “Defund Climate Chaos and Defend Human Rights” Photo: Erik McGregor (CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed)

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