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“Wimbledon’s Explosive Response: Unveiling the Shocking Truth Behind the Just Stop Oil Protest and the Arrests That Followed”

The All England Club released a statement after two protestors burst onto Court 18 at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

 

 

The All England Club has issued an update after two Just Stop Oil protestors managed to get onto Court 18 at Wimbledon during a men’s singles match. The demonstrators threw confetti and puzzle pieces onto the court before being removed from the grounds by police. And the club has confirmed that the protestors were arrested.

 

 

Wimbledon organisers had taken extra measures to try and prevent any protests at this year’s Championships. But two people were able to make their way onto Court 18 while Grigor Dimitrov was playing Sho Shimabukuro.

 

 

The All England Club has now broken their silence following the incident, confirming that two people were arrested. It read: “Following an incident on Court 18, two individuals have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass and criminal damage and these individuals have now been removed from the Grounds.

 

 

“Play on the court was temporarily paused and, following a suspension in play due to a rain delay, play is about to resume.” Police had already been seen escorting the protestors off the grounds following the incident.

 

 

Just Stop Oil also released a statement as soon as the protest took place. They said: “Just Stop Oil supporters have disrupted the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. They are demanding that the UK government halts all new licences and consents for oil, gas and coal.

 

 

“At around 14:10 two Just Stop Oil supporters ran onto Court 18, disrupting the match between Sho Shimabukuro and Grigor Dimitrov. The supporters threw environmentally-friendly orange confetti glitter and jigsaw pieces onto the courts, before being removed. Play was briefly delayed whilst marshals picked up the pieces.”

 

 

At around 14:10 two Just Stop Oil supporters ran onto Court 18, disrupting the match between Sho Shimabukuro and Grigor Dimitrov. The supporters threw environmentally-friendly orange confetti glitter and jigsaw pieces onto the courts, before being removed. Play was briefly delayed whilst marshals picked up the pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, retired pro and All England Club board member Tim Henman voiced his frustration live on the BBC shortly after the incident took place. He said: “You prepare as best you can.

 

 

“Obviously the challenge when you’ve got 35,000 plus people coming to your grounds and 18 fields of play – it’s not easy. It’ll be important for everyone to understand the facts and where these people have come from. It’s frustrating, we’ve had enough disruptions with the weather. To get a disruption like that as well is disappointing.”

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