The U.S. Tennis Association said that four people who wanted to protect the environment were there. One of them had stuck their feet to the ground where people sit.
During the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, a match featuring Coco Gauff and Karolína Muchová was interrupted on Thursday due to an environmental protester who had “attached his feet to the cement floor.” This unexpected pause lasted for 49 minutes, as confirmed by the U.S. Tennis Association. Despite the delay, Gauff managed to secure a victory, earning herself a spot in the final match on her home turf. However, it’s worth noting that fellow American Madison Keys later lost her semifinal.
The disruption on Thursday was claimed by the environmental group Extinction Rebellion, marking the latest in a series of protests by environmental activists from various organizations. These protests have included actions such as blocking the route to the Burning Man festival in Nevada and targeting renowned works of art.
Stacey Allaster was in charge of the tournament. She said that some people who wanted to protect the environment were in a high place during the game. She also said that when the guards came, they saw that one of the people had stuck their feet to the ground.
The U.S. Tennis Association said that there were four people who wanted to protect the environment. The guards took three of them out of the stadium. The fourth person did something strange. They stuck their feet to the ground where people sit. This made a lot of trouble.