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Protesters storm field at halftime of Harvard-Yale game

Demonstrators stage a climate change protest Nov. 23 at the Yale Bowl, delaying the start of the second half of an NCAA college football game between Harvard and Yale.
Demonstrators stage a climate change protest Nov. 23 at the Yale Bowl, delaying the start of the second half of an NCAA college football game between Harvard and Yale.
(Arnold Gold / New Haven Register via Associated Press)

At halftime of “The Game” between Harvard and Yale, hundreds of students, alumni and faculty from both schools took the field to protest climate change, demanding that the universities divest from fossil fuels.

Harvard led Yale at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn., 15-3, but the contest took a backseat during a 48-minute delay.

One sign read: “Nobody Wins: Yale & Harvard are complicit in climate injustice.”

A tweet from Divest Harvard, a group that advocates for the prestigious Ivy League university to divest its endowment holdings in the fossil fuel industry, said, “demand DIVESTMENT from fossil fuels & cancel holdings in Puerto Rico debt.”

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According to the Yale News, protesters chanted “Okay, boomer,” and “this is what democracy looks like.”

Most of the protestrrs reportedly left the field when asked by police, but others refused to leave. Some arrests were made before play resumed.


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