Police in yellow vests lined up alongside the sit-in but did not intervene. When the minute halftime expired and the protest continued, hundreds more fans streamed onto the field to join in. Fans remaining in the stands began to boo, but only briefly. Players tried to remain warm on the sideline in mid temperatures, but then returned to their locker rooms. Harvard coach Tim Murphy was given an update from the game officials and public safety officers as the protest continued.
Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins spoke to the protesters over a megaphone, trying to convince them that they had made their point, but it would be lost if the situation escalated. After about an hour, police formed a line and moved forward, from the Yale sideline toward the Harvard sideline. An agreement was reached to escort the remainders off, with one police officer to every two protesters. Those who did not leave then were informed by Higgins that they would be arrested. Most walked off after about an hour with a police escort; about who remained were arrested.
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Other signs referred to Puerto Rican debt and the treatment of the Uighurs. Between 20 and 30 people were arrested, released and given a court date, protest organizers said. Rachel Sadoff, a junior at Harvard, said about students from the two universities planned to participate and about more who had been sitting in the stands joined in. Ho Ho! Fossil fuels have got to go! Police in yellow vests lined up alongside the sit-in but did not intervene.
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When the minute halftime expired and the protest continued, hundreds more fans streamed onto the field to join in. Fans remaining in the stands began to boo, but only briefly. Players tried to remain warm on the sideline in mid temperatures, but then returned to their locker rooms.
As protesters clapped and chanted "disclose, divest and reinvest," organizers say several hundred more fans left their seats in the stands to join in. By the time play resumed, several dozen people were issued misdemeanor summonses for disorderly conduct. Proud mama.
ClimateChange ClimateJustice pic. Harvard senior Caleb Schwartz, one of the protest organizers who was arrested on Saturday, told NPR the mood on the field was joyful, despite the possibility of arrest.
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Schwartz says the Harvard-Yale rivalry game has been played since , and organizers knew alumni from all over the world would be tuning in. Hundreds of Yale and Harvard students held up the football game for about a half hour to protest university holdings in fossil fuel companies and Puerto Rican debt pic. Harvard and Yale are not the first universities to face criticism over fossil fuel investments.
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