More stupid eco-tricks
It would be hard to imagine climate change hijinks more hilarious than the protest at Saturday’s Harvard vs Yale football game.
Both institutions are deep blue and filled with virtue-signalling administrators and professors. However, according to green justice warriors, both universities are “complicit in climate injustice.”
“Harvard and Yale claim their goal is to create student leaders who can strive toward a more ‘just, fair, and promising world’ by ‘improving the world today and for future generations.’ Yet by continuing to invest in industries that mislead the public, smear academics, and deny reality, Harvard and Yale are complicit in tearing down that future,” the student groups, Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard, Fossil Free Yale and Yale Endowment Justice Coalition, said in a statement following the protest.
“We demand that our universities take responsibility for their role in perpetuating the climate crisis and global climate injustice — we call on Harvard and Yale to fully disclose, divest, and reinvest their holdings in the fossil fuel industry, putting an end to business as usual and taking meaningful action towards building a more just and stable future,” the groups added.
About 150 protesters delayed the game for 48 minutes.
Specialists were warming up on the field during the protest. According to ESPNU’s broadcast, police peacefully escorted protesters off the field, with some asking to be arrested. The police escorted protestors off the field two at a time, as they were banded together in pairs.
Harvard led 15-3 at halftime. The delayed might have woken up the offenses. Yale (9-1, 6-1) rallied to win 50-43 in double-overtime and clinched a share of the Ivy League title with Dartmouth. Harvard and Yale play every year in one of college football’s most storied rivalries.
Perhaps the best moment came when some of the protesters were arrested.
After about an hour, police formed a line and moved forward, from the Yale sideline toward the Harvard sideline. A protest leader encouraged all ‘internationals’ to leave. An agreement was reached to escort the remainders off, with one police officer to every two protesters.
Those who did not leave then were informed by Higgins that they would be arrested. Asked how many people were taken into custody, Higgins referred questions to the police public information officer. Messages left with Yale and New Haven police were not immediately returned.
Between 20 and 30 protesters were arrested, according to organizers of the event. Rachel Sadoff, a junior at Harvard, said about 150 students from the two universities planned to participate in the protest. She said about 100 more students who had been sitting in the stands joined in.
‘Our goal was to spread the word,’ Sadoff said. ‘If more people speak up, our colleges will have to listen.’
She said those arrested were released and given a court date.
Despite the social media support from other climate crisis believers, many were put off by stupid eco-tricks.
Well they just lost thousands of potential supporters there.
Climate hysterics disrupt Harvard-Yale game, won’t get off the field https://t.co/qsPdRS0Tpf
— Clive (@RedHotCoach) November 23, 2019
It’s neither @minakimes. It’s the fact that the Yale Bowl was half empty for the Harvard game, and a bunch of smart, privileged kids who don’t care about sports or football, disrupt sports and football for a cause many of them will stop caring about after they are on Wall Street.
— Avery (@averytweeting) November 23, 2019
I thought Yale and Harvard kids where intelligent. These people come across as indoctrinated sheep.
— Tango Charlie (@TangoCharlieSD) November 24, 2019
exactly how I thought a game between Harvard & Yale would go. https://t.co/uqHidkHrmo
— Damon Godbolt (@godboltvisuals) November 24, 2019
Yale and Harvard students: “Divest in fossil fuels!”
Also yale and harvard students: “tuition is too high!”
— Joe Macdonald (@ThisIsJoeMac) November 24, 2019
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