World Snooker Championship: Just Stop Oil activists protest against Fossil Fuel policies’ by disrupting play
Sheffield: Sporting events have become a new hotspot to raise awareness or express dissent against the global issues. After FIFA World Cup 2022 was pegged by several such incidents last year, World Snooker Championship is the latest high-profile sporting event to be disrupted by Just Stop Oil activist, forcing a 24-hour suspension of the match between Robert Mlkins and Joe Perry.
According to statement issued by the Just Stop Oil, the protestors are demanding the UK government to immediately stop all new UK fossil fuel projects and are calling out all the sporting institutions to step into civil resistance against the Government’s genocidal policies.
“At around 7:20pm, two Just Stop Oil supporters have disrupted the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, interrupting play. The pair proceeded to cover the tables in orange powder paint before being removed by security and arrested,” tweeted Just Stop Oil.
One of the protestors powered a packed of orange powder paint over a tale on Monday evening, while the other female protestor simultaneously tried to glue herself to the other table during the match between Mark Allen and Fan Zhengyi.
Both the protestors wore T-shirts in support of climate change activists Just Stop Oil. Meanwhile, former World Champion Stephen Hendry termed the incident ‘never seen before’ and admitted that it caught him ‘by surprise.’