Coco Gauff’s US Open semifinal match is STOPPED by environmental protestors as she battles Karolina Muchova to reach finals in Flushing
Protestors have brought a halt to Coco Gauff’s US Open semifinal match vs. Karolina Muchova.
With the American leading 6-4 1-0, protestors caused a stoppage to the delicately poised matchup.
The ESPN broadcast cut away from the event as two men and one woman made a stance against the usage of fossil fuels.
The triumvirate could be heard screaming ‘end fossil fuels’, so much so that it disrupted play.
The game has been stopped for more than 15 minutes. Naturally, many around the trio in the nosebleeds were disgruntled.
The man pictured in the grey t-shirt, alongside the woman in yellow, screamed ‘end fossil fuels’
Chants of ‘get them out’ could be heard with one of the males still refusing to be taken away. The other two have been removed from the stadium at this time.
Other spectators jeered, booed and yelled various orders such as ‘sit down’, even saying ‘you suck’ to the troublesome trio.
While ESPN provided a vague description, they did acknowledge it was an ‘environmental protest.’
Players were given the opportunity to head back to the locker room and spent time in the hallway as their coaches used the allotted time to leave the box, per the broadcast.
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