We have seen our fair share of protesters this year, most notably during the NBA playoffs when the Minnesota Timberwolves were playing games.
The second men’s singles semifinal between Casper Ruud and Marin Čilić was temporarily suspended at the French Open on Friday when a protester rushed the court.
The woman appeared to tie herself to the net by a necklace and sat on the clay court in a white t-shirt that read: “We have 1028 days left.”
“We’ve got an interloper on the court,” the commentator said as the situation unfolded on the live broadcast. “Security in black sport coats is out to protect.”
The woman was eventually detached from the net and carried off the court by a number of security officers.
As her shirt noted, she suggested France only has 1,028 days left to do something about climate change.
“We are in 2022 and it’s time to face reality, the world to which politicians are sending us is a world to which Roland Garros will no longer be able to exist,” the protester said. “Today, I entered the field because I can no longer take the risk of doing nothing in the face of the climate emergency.”
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