Just Stop Oil protesters storm Court 18 at Wimbledon throwing confetti instead of paint or dust and disrupted Grigor Dimitrov’s first-round match against Sho Shimabukuro.
A man and a woman scattered orange confetti and wore t-shirts with “Just Stop Oil” on them and the man then sat on the court before they were both taken off the court.
Despite the security having been tightened at Wimbledon the pair still gained access to the pitch, as the two protesters were taken away the crowd at Court 18 cheered.
— John James (@JohnJamesNI) July 5, 2023
Piers Morgan took to Twitter and wrote, “So gleeful at wrecking people’s hard-earned fun, again. This is why everyone hates you imbeciles.”
At Harrods Just Stop Oil marched through the luxury department store holding placards on an escalator.
Harrods security guards were quick on the scene and physically bundled them down the stairs and threw them out of the building.
🚨 BREAKING: Harrods Security Forcefully Remove Independent Press from Premises
📷 This morning, Harrods security assaulted a press photographer who was covering a slow march that was setting off from inside the department store.
⛓️ Freedom of press is a cornerstone of… pic.twitter.com/aByvNMfjNA
— Just Stop Oil (@JustStop_Oil) July 5, 2023
A spokesperson for Harrods said, “A group from Just Stop Oil staged a small protest in store today before being swiftly escorted out of the building by our security team.
“There was no impact on operations, and we continued to welcome customers in store as normal.”