Environmental activists disrupt the worlds of… snooker

Two activists stormed the playing area inside the Crucible Theater in Sheffield shortly after the start of a game, then one of them climbed onto one of the game tables. billiards and spilled some kind of orange powder on it.

The World Championship meeting snooker between Robert Milkins and Joe Perry could not resume after this interruption caused by an eco-activist.

Activists against fossil fuel projects

The other activist, who was about to do the same on the table where a second game was being played, was prevented by the match referee. The officer grabbed the young woman as she stepped onto the pool table and managed to hold her while he waited for her safety to arrive.

“They demand that the government halt any new fossil fuel projects and call on UK sporting institutions to join civil resistance against the government’s genocidal policies,” the group said in a statement.

“Just Stop Oil” has multiplied for months the actions of punches to demand the abandonment of the exploration of fossil fuels in the United Kingdom. It calls for “an indefinite campaign of civil resistance” starting on April 24.

Activists sentenced after F1 action

Six of its activists were sentenced at the end of March to conditional prison or to community work for having disturbed the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone.

In February, five other activists who stuck themselves to the frame of a painting depicting Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper at the Royal Academy of Arts were fined. Last year, activists attacked van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” on display at London’s National Gallery, dousing the work, protected by a window, with tomato soup.

Original article published in RMC Sport

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