Extinction Rebellion Activists non-violently disrupt the US Open to the point of arrest

This was done by 3 chanting very loudly from the stands. One supporter eventually glued his feet to the ground - to prevent his removal permanently.
Shayok Mukhopadhyay from Extinction Rebellion, said this, ““We're not protesting the event itself; we are not protesting tennis; we are not protesting the emissions that brought spectators to get here. That's not the point. We are here because we have to disrupt this public event as our last resort to draw public attention to the climate emergency we are facing today.”


   While many folks outside the movement might be confused by these sudden disruptions, the climate situation is now so desperate, so large, that these kind of things are being recognized as one of the last and only resorts we can take. With that in mind, it bears asking why the women’s event, and not the men’s, since the men draw bigger crowds?
   Laura Cole says this, “We have no corporate sponsors, which grants us the freedom to speak openly. However, it also means we operate on a tight budget. We simply cannot afford men's games due to the unfair pricing disparity; male games are significantly more expensive. This is yet another troubling consequence of patriarchy"
This protest is a prelude to the "Biden: End Fossil Fuels" mass march scheduled to take place in New York City on September 17th. Although Biden has finally made some progress in the protection of public and indigenous lands recently, we are currently on target to barrel record oil in 2024 which is inconsistent with a sustainable future.

 

In Solidarity, Will Regan

 

 

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Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.