Activists carrying banners in protest of “climate injustice” stormed the field before the start of the third quarter of Saturday’s game between Harvard and Yale, causing a lengthy delay and leading police to handcuff and detain several protesters.
Groups of students from both universities marched toward midfield at the Yale Bowl after the band had finished performing and as players were warming up for the start of the second half. One long banner carried by several students said both Yale and Harvard “are complicit in climate injustice.”
Protesters called for the two schools, longtime Ivy League rivals, to divest from fossil fuels and cancel their Puerto Rico debt holdings. Endowment holdings at Harvard and Yale are managed in part by fund managers and private equity firms invested in