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Just Stop Oil Storm The Pitch And Wreak Havoc During Premiership Final

Just Stop Oil Storm The Pitch And Wreak Havoc During Premiership Final
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Just Stop Oil have claimed another sporting event victim, as they stormed the pitch during the Gallagher Premiership final between Sale and Saracens at Twickenham this afternoon.

The climate activist group have already caused havoc at the World Snooker Championships earlier this year, when two protestors broke into the arena, with one managing to throw dry orange paint over a table, which delayed play for hours.

They ran onto the Twickenham pitch today around the 20 minute mark, again throwing their trademark dry orange paint, while referee Wayne Barnes can be heard shouting 'Stop the game, stop the game'.

Sale captained Tom Curry accosted one of the protestors and brought him to stewards on the side of the pitch, while Saracens captain Jono Ross did the same to another.

Just Stop Oil posted a clip of the incident to their Twitter page along with the following message:

"TIME TO TACKLE THE CLIMATE CRISIS  Two supporters of Just Stop Oil took to the field in today's rugby premiership final.  We will continue to take disruptive action until this government stops new fossil fuels.  Support us at bit.ly/JSOdonate4 #Twickenham"

Just Stop Oil Storm Premiership Final


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“I am doing this because it’s my duty as a doctor,” said one of the protestors, Dr Patrick Hart.

“The climate crisis is the greatest health crisis humanity has ever faced.”


One of the other protestors, Essex construction worker Sam Johnson, also gave his thoughts:

“I took action today because we have simply run out of time.

“We’ve got to tackle this now. The whole world knows that licensing new fossil fuel projects in 2023 will cause the deaths of millions of people.”


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Stormers Munster pitch

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