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Climate Protests Disrupt Wimbledon Tournament



Climate protests disrupted Wimbledon

Climate protests disrupted Wimbledon as two men and a woman wearing “Just Stop Oil” T-shirts were arrested for aggravated trespass and criminal damage. Per Jacaranda FM, the incidents occurred on Court 18, one of the show courts, during matches between Grigor Dimitrov, Sho Shimabukuro, Katie Boulter and Daria Saville.

Spectators reacted with jeers, and one fan shouted for the protesters to leave the court. UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman issued a warning, vowing to take a tough stance against such disruptions at future sporting events.

Just Stop Oil organised the protests. This group is calling for an end to new oil and gas exploration. The group scattered environmentally friendly orange confetti and jigsaw pieces on the court before being removed.

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Heightened security measures have been implemented in response to similar demonstrations at other sporting events, including the Ashes Cricket Test and the World Snooker Championship. The new legislation grants the police additional powers to search protesters and make arrests for causing a public nuisance.


Delays and standstills in the Wimbledon queue have been attributed to stricter checks on spectators. Tim Henman, a former tennis player and member of the All England Club, acknowledged the challenge of preventing protests but expressed frustration at the disruptions.

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