Four activists protest against fossil fuels forced suspend for almost 50 minutes This Thursday, the US Open Tennis semifinals in New York will be played between American Coco Gauff and Czech Karolina Muchova.

Activists, including at least two men and one woman, wearing t-shirts from the group extinction rebellion with the slogan “No more fossil fuelsThey were sitting in the upper stands of the Arthur Ashe stadium, the largest in tennis, with a capacity of 23,000 spectators.

Winning the first set 6-4 and the second set 1-0, Gauff’s cries caused the match to be paralyzed. The two players retreated to the locker room as the tournament organizers negotiated the departure of the activists.

Despite three left voluntarily, between the boos a third of the other audience had his bare feet glued to the concrete floor of the standsforced more than half a dozen NYPD officers and paramedics to intervene. Finally they lifted him off the ground and They took him in handcuffs.

In the statement made by the USTA, it was stated that four activists were detained. under police supervision.

The game restarted in the 49th minute and Gauff beat Muchova 6-4, 7-5This win will allow the 19-year-old world number 6 to reach his first US Open final.

most frequent protests

this is the last part increasingly widespread protests by environmental activists, including sporting events. In July, the group’s two Stop the Oil they interrupted one of the matches WimbledonTournament organizers subsequently increased security at and inside the All England Club entrances and expanded the list of prohibited items at the entrance to include sunscreens and metal bottles.

Also this summer, Extinction Rebellion activists in Spain drilled holes in golf courses in six provinces to signal drought and water waste.

It is not yet known what security measures will be taken at the US Open this week, where a fan screaming Nazi was kicked out during Germany’s game against Alexander Zverev. Three days left until the end of the tournament Including the men’s semi-finals this Friday. Carlos Alcaraz argues with Daniil Medvedev at seven in the afternoon (1 in the morning in Spain).

extinction rebellion prepared in new York A action week starting on sunday and until the 18th, one day before the general discussion United Nations General Assemblyevent that brings together world leaders.