Hundreds of climate change protesters delayed a highly-anticipated football game between Harvard and Yale University over the weekend; gaining the support from national politicians like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders.
“Officials said 42 people were charged with disorderly conduct due to the protest, during which students and alumni from both schools occupied midfield of the Yale Bowl during halftime. Some held signs demanding that Ivy League schools divest from the fossil fuel industry. Others had signs that raised issues about Puerto Rican debt and the treatment of the Uighurs of China,” reports Fox News.
Activism disrupts the present to change the future. 🌎 https://t.co/K4OLyeATMu
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 23, 2019
I support the students, organizers, and activists demanding accountability on climate action and more at #HarvardYale. Climate change is an existential threat, and we must take bold action to fight this crisis. https://t.co/lm1V6honI4
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 24, 2019
When people come together to stand up for justice, we win. Congratulations to the young people demanding a sustainable future for our planet. We are with you in this fight. https://t.co/l86n85UIcy
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 23, 2019
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Source: Fox News