Harvard-Yale game delayed after students, faculty storm the field and refuse to leave
The annual Harvard-Yale rivalry game is usually a contentious one between the two Ivy League Schools.
On Saturday, things got contentious for another reason, as more than 100 protestors stormed the field to protest what they believe to be Harvard and Yale’s parts in contributing to climate change.
The reason for the protest? The people on the field want the universities to divest their holdings in fossil fuels and other areas they deem contribute to climate change:
Protesters say the universities are complicit in climate change so rushed the field. Game now in delay. Oh brother. Harvard vs Yale pic.twitter.com/VLUNMdHzwk
— Trina Armstrong (@t_armstrong2011) November 23, 2019
BREAKING: Over 150 Yale + Harvard students, alumni, faculty stormed the field at #HarvardYale to demand DIVESTMENT from fossil fuels & cancel holdings in Puerto Rican debt. When it comes to the status quo, #NobodyWins. @YaleEJC @FossilFreeYale @DivestHarvard pic.twitter.com/lZAcAxxmYw
— Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard 🔶 (@DivestHarvard) November 23, 2019
A climate change protest has stopped Harvard-Yale pic.twitter.com/HRRWfdkIBj
— Banner Society (@BannerSociety) November 23, 2019
The protest began just after halftime, with Harvard leading 15-3. The game is currently being delayed.
— UConn Has A Football Team (@UConnHasAFBTeam) November 23, 2019
How long the game will be delayed remains to be seen, but for now, the protestors remain at midfield.