Climate Change Activists Take Field at Harvard-Yale Football Game

Headline Roundup November 25th, 2019

The annual Thanksgiving week football game between Harvard and Yale Universities this past Saturday in New Haven, Conn. saw activists and protesters storm the field at halftime, calling on the schools to divest their endowments from fossil fuel companies. 42 people were charged with disorderly conduct in connection with the demonstration; the student groups behind the protest released a statement following the game.

Most reports, regardless of political leaning, provided detailed context about the schools' financial connections to fossil fuel companies; some right-leaning voices criticized protesters for "hurting the credibility" of the discussion around climate change.

Climate Change Activists Take Field at Harvard-Yale Football Game

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Hundreds of climate change protesters swarmed the field during halftime of the annual Harvard-Yale football game Saturday, delaying the action for nearly an hour as students chanted “OK boomer” and as police made arrests and issued summonses for disorderly conduct.

Players from both teams joined demonstrators on the field in a showstopping escalation of long-running campaigns for the two schools to stop investing their endowments in fossil fuels and forgive Puerto Rican debt. Protesters sat at the 50-yard line at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn., arms linked and...

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OPINION

Activists decided it would be a good idea to delay one of the most notable NCAA Football Championship Subdivision football games of the year to make a political statement.

The Yale Bulldogs hosted the Harvard Crimson on Saturday and beat them 50-43 in double overtime, but that's not why the game made headlines. At halftime, left-wing activists took the field and refused to leave when the second half was supposed to start.

The protesters demanded that the two schools divest from their fossil fuel investments and cancel their holdings of...

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The annual Harvard-Yale football game was delayed for almost an hour on Saturday as climate change activists rushed the field at the end of halftime.

Unfurling banners with slogans like "Nobody wins. Yale and Harvard are complicit in climate injustice," protesters from both schools called on the universities to divest their multi-million dollar endowments from fossil fuels companies, as well as companies that hold Puerto Rican debt.

Clad in winter coats and hats, about 150 students sprawled around the 50-yard line at Yale Bowl as loudspeaker announcements and police demanded...

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