Unusual moment in Rome: protesters invaded several games and the images are viral

May 13, 2024, 06:59 ET

Rome witnessed an event as atypical as it was real this Monday. Several courts at the same time They were the target of an environmental protest of the Italian group ‘Ultima Generazione’, which led to certain meetings having to be stopped, such as that of Madison Keys and Sorana Cirstea.

This type of situation is usually seen in soccer games or in some other sports, but in Rome It was tennis’s turn too. In the Pietrangeli The American and the Romanian were playing for the round of 16, when, suddenly, A man invaded the track and began to spread confetti.

The public booed the event and security personnel quickly intervened to dispel the matter, although this caused the game to be delayed for a few minutes. The same thing happened on court 12 in the doubles duel between Santiago González and Edouard Roger-Vasselin against Marcelo Arévalo and Mate Pavic. And this match was stopped for a longer time.

It is an Italian movement that aims fight climate change. Their presence did not go unnoticed at all because they entered with orange vests and sat in the middle of the court, in addition to throwing the papers.

It also emerged that there were attempts in other fields to carry out this maneuver, although the security of the Foro Italico contained the situation. Although it did not happen to adults, the images went viral.

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