Throughout halftime of Saturday’s Yale– Harvard football game, protesters took the field to make their voices heard on the subject of environment modification According to the New York City Times, at its peak, the crowd at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn., grew to around 500 strong.
Numerous students, alums, & faculty are still occupying the field at #HarvardYale & demanding that both schools cancel Puerto Rican debt & #divest from nonrenewable fuel sources! #NobodyWins in the exploitation of Puerto Ricans & #ClimateEmergency pic.twitter.com/aPAb3uTjxM
— Collin Rees (@collinrees) November 23, 2019
The protestors called on both universities to divest their financial investments in nonrenewable fuel sources while shouting: “Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Fossil fuels have actually got to go!” Others, according to the Wall Street Journal, who disrupted the rivalry called The Game were objecting the treatment of Muslim Uighurs in western China and required debt relief in Puerto Rico.
The game was delayed for a little over an hour. When cops relocated, the majority of the demonstrators distributed, while others stayed and a couple of were detained.
Caleb Schwartz, a senior at Harvard, told the Times, “It felt really great due to the fact that we understand that individuals support divestment but now we know that individuals will take additional action to support this cause. It was energetic. It was both scary and exciting.”