Environmental activists disrupt international cricket match in London
With the move, Just Stop Oil activists are asking the British government to halt any new oil or gas projects in the country.
One of the campaigners was caught by England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.
Just Stop Oil
Activists of environmental groups Just Stop Oil The cricket match between England and Australia in London was briefly interrupted on Wednesday morning.
The activist lit up the lawn
In the middle of the match, two activists from the organization entered the field throwing orange powder. One was taken outside the pitch by England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. A third were prevented from entering the field.
The match was played at Lord’s Cricket Ground, the temple of the game which is very popular in Great Britain and former British colonies. Three activists, including a “69-year-old grandmother,” were arrested by the police, according to the organization.
The Just Stop Oil group has called on the UK government to freeze any new oil or gas projects in the UK. “Cricket is an important part of our culture, but how can we enjoy the England-Australia match when much of the cricketing world is becoming unfit for human life?” Just Stop Oil in a statement.
A spokesman for Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned “self-serving and guerilla tactics aimed at events that bring joy to millions of people”. “This is why the government has introduced new powers so that the police can take swift action,” he added. “I will never abandon our economy and our security to these anarchic gestures,” replied conservative Grand Schabbs, the energy minister.
Just Stop Oil is a group used to punch acts. He has already hit several sporting events in the United Kingdom, Interrupting the Formula 1 Grand Prix, rugby finals, Premier League football matches and billiards world championships. Three enthusiasts spread orange powder in one of the gardens of the famous Chelsea Flower Show at the end of May. On Tuesday morning, activists from the group sprayed orange and black paint Head office of TotalEnergies In London, to condemn the French company’s mega oil project in Uganda.
“Certified food fanatic. Extreme internet guru. Gamer. Evil beeraholic. Zombie ninja. Problem solver. Unapologetic alcohol lover.”