Nov 25, 2019

42 protesters charged over Harvard-Yale football game sit-in

42 people were "charged with disorderly conduct" after protesters delayed a football game between rivals Harvard and Yale with an on-field sit-in to demand action from both schools on climate change and other issues, AP reported Sunday.

The big picture: Rachel Sadoff, a junior at Harvard, told AP that Saturday's demonstration was a success, with some 100 students leaving the stands to join the 150 organized protesters from both schools. "Law & Order" actor Sam Waterston, a Yale graduate, was among those arrested, per the Connecticut Post.

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Protesters delay Harvard-Yale football game with sit-in, "OK boomer" chants

Photo: Arnold Gold/New Haven Register via AP

Protesters stormed the field at a rivalry football game on Saturday between Harvard and Yale Universities, chanting phrases like "OK boomer," and demanding that both schools divest from fossil fuel companies, the Washington Post reports.

The state of play: Players from the two teams took part in the game-day demonstration by wearing orange wristbands, the Post notes. Most of the protesters left after 1.5 hours, per the AP, but those who remained on the field were arrested.

Go deeperArrowNov 23, 2019

Protests paralyze Hong Kong: What you need to know

Hong Kong riot police fire teargas and rubber bullets as protesters attempt to leave The Hong Kong Poytechnic University on Monday.

Authorities say hundreds of student protesters have been arrested at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, but about 100 were defying police orders to surrender as the standoff entered a third day on Tuesday, AP reports.

The latest: The city's leader Carrie Lam said 600 demonstrators had left the campus, including 200 who are younger than 18, AP notes. Dozens of activists escaped from the building by "shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the police fired projectiles," per Reuters.

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Death toll in Iraqi protests reaches 350 over last two months

Iraqi demonstrators gather as flames start consuming Iran's consulate in the southern city Najaf on Wednesday night. Photo: Hairda Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi security forces killed 27 anti-government protesters in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll from the past two months to 350, AP reports.

Why it matters: The country remains engulfed in its worst protests since 2016, with protesters calling for the government to resign over corruption and lack of government services. And as the violence continues to escalate, protesters are calling on the government to investigate.

Go deeperArrowNov 28, 2019