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Protester interrupts French Open semifinal


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PARIS — A environmental activist interrupted the French Open males’s semi-final between Marin Cilic of Croatia and Norwegian Casper Ruud for quarter-hour on Friday when she jumped onto Court docket Philippe Chatrier and tied and glued herself to the web.

The lady, a French citizen, sporting a t-shirt that learn ‘now we have 1028 days left’ tied herself to the sting of the web with a string round her neck.

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The message, written on either side of her white t-shirt, was a reference to a UN report on local weather change.

“An environmental activist managed to get onto Philippe Chatrier Court docket and connected herself to the web with steel wires and glue,” the French tennis federation stated.

“The younger lady, of French nationality, entered the grounds with a legitimate ticket early within the day. She was then handed over to the police.”

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Safety guards didn’t rush to her however as a substitute unfold out across the court docket after which slowly walked to her earlier than eradicating her from the web.

The gamers had been shortly ushered off the court docket and play was interrupted for about quarter-hour with Ruud main 3-6 6-4 4-1.

This isn’t the primary time play has been interrupted on the French Open.

Through the 2009 males’s closing, a spectator jumped on to the court docket from the stands and tried to place a hat on Roger Federer’s head. Within the 2013 showpiece between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, a masked protester ran across the court docket waving a flare.



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