Students Protest for Climate Crisis During Harvard-Yale Football Game

The game was delayed nearly an hour after students from both universities swarmed the field to protest their institutions’ involvement in big oil and gas companies.

A Harvard-Yale football game was delayed for nearly an hour after students swarmed the field to protest for the climate crisis.  

During halftime of the annual Harvard-Yale football game on Saturday, hundreds of student protesters stormed the field and staged a sit-in, while demanding that both universities stop investing in oil and gas companies. The disruption delayed the game for nearly an hour and the Yale University police reportedly issued 42 summonses for disorderly conduct. 

The protest was organized by student activist groups, Fossil Free Yale, and Divest Harvard. 

For more than 7 years, both groups have been demanding that both universities end their endowment from fossil fuel companies and entanglements in Puerto Rican debt. 

“But at this moment, both of our institutions continue to invest in the industries destroying our futures, and when it comes to the climate crisis, no one wins,” Wesley Ogsbury, captain of Harvard’s football team said in a video statement. 

Politicians and activists took to Twitter to support the students, including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alyssa Milano, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

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