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Wimbledon play disrupted twice as Just Stop Oil protesters invade court


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Just Stop Oil protesters disrupted play twice at Wimbledon on Wednesday after invading Court 18.

In the latest incident, a man entered the court during British number one Katie Boulter’s match with Daria Saville and threw orange confetti and jigsaw pieces just hours after the first incident.

Both players helped clear the court after the protester was escorted away. Play resumed approximately 10 minutes later.

Before that, protesters ran onto the court during a match between Grigor Dimitrov and Sho Shimabukuro and also threw orange-coloured confetti and a jigsaw onto the grass, before one protester sat down on the court.

In a statement, Just Stop Oil said “we can’t leave it to the next generation to pick up the pieces”, after two protesters threw confetti and a jigsaw on Court 18 at Wimbledon.

https://www.itv.com/news/london/2023-07-05/wimbledon-match-disrupted-as-just-stop-oil-protesters-invade-court

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/66041547

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More stupid from the environmentalist version of PETA. :rolleyes:

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BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has defended Just Stop Oil after Wimbledon became the latest major sporting event targeted by the organisation.They disrupted play twice, with protesters running onto the court and throwing jigsaw puzzles and confetti in first-round matches between Grigor Dimitrov and Sho Shimabukuro and Katie Boulter and Daria Saville. Just Stop Oil have also staged disruptive protests during the second Ashes Test at Lord's, the Premiership rugby final at Twickenham and the World Snooker Championship.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/tennis/lineker-just-stop-oil-wimbledon-30412946

Good ol' Gary, we can always count on him to have his finger on the pulse & reflect the mood of the public. :tu:

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