World Snooker Championship | Environmentalists are disrupting the sport

(London) Environmentalists from the ‘Simply Cease Oil’ group spilled orange powder on a pool desk to disrupt the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield on Monday.

Two followers burst into the taking part in space on the Crucible Theater in Sheffield shortly after the beginning of a sport. One among them climbed onto a desk and poured an orange powder on it.

One other fanatic, who was about to do the identical at one other desk the place the second match was happening, was prevented from doing so by the referee.

“They demand that the federal government halt any new fossil gas initiatives and name on UK sports activities organizations to affix civil resistance towards the federal government’s genocidal insurance policies,” the group mentioned in an announcement.

“Simply Cease Oil” has been packing a punch for months demanding an finish to fossil gas exploration within the UK. It requires an “indefinite marketing campaign of civil protest” from April 24.

Six of its operatives had been sentenced in late March to suspended jail phrases or neighborhood service for disrupting final yr’s System 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone.

In February, 5 different activists had been represented clinging to the body of a portray Lord’s Supper Fined by Leonardo da Vinci on the Royal Academy of Arts.

Activists had been particularly attacked final yr sunflower By Van Gogh, exhibited on the Nationwide Gallery in London by sprinkling work preserved in glass with tomato soup.