In a shocking turn of events, police have arrested two Just Stop Oil protestors allegedly for trespassing and criminal damage after confetti was thrown onto a court at Wimbledon – causing suspension of play for a brief.
69-year-old Deborah Wilde, a retired teacher from London and Simon Milner Edwards, 66, a retired musician from Manchester, stormed Court 18 on Wednesday wearing Just Stop Oil t-shirts and threw deposited orange confetti and jigsaw puzzle pieces on the court. Watch the videos here.
Play between Grigor Dimitrov and Sho Shimabukuro was suspended for a while as both the protestors were detained by the police. In its official tweet, Wimbledon informed that the two individuals have been ‘arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass and criminal damage.
“Play on the court was temporarily paused and following a suspension in play due to a rain delay,” Wimbledon tweeted.
Later, top-seeded Novak Djokovic will be in action against Australia’s Jorda Thompson on Centre Court.