Just Stop Oil protesters ‘are hatching plot to cause chaos at Wimbledon’, with group planning to ‘glue themselves to Centre Court’ during match
- A new report suggests Just Stop Oil protestors could target Wimbledon
- The group have already made a stand at other sporting events across the UK
- One protestor suggested the imagery could top that from The Crucible
Just Stop Oil protestors are reportedly plotting to target the Wimbledon tennis tournament in their next attempt to raise awareness.
The group have already made a stand by throwing orange powder across the table at the World Snooker Championships, and holding up a bus of England cricket players ahead of an Ashes warm-up test at Lord’s.
As they plan to continue their summer of action across the UK, they have set their sights on SW19 in July.
The Sun report that members of the group may glue themselves to Wimbledon’s iconic Centre Court, disrupting the UK’s biggest tennis event in the calendar, or even targeting the umpire’s chair or the grass at the tournament.
A source told the newspaper: ‘An image of someone’s hand glued to something on Centre Court would be amazing.
A new report suggests that Just Stop Oil protestors are planning to target Wimbledon in July
One protestor said it could create ‘a better photo’ than the World Snooker Championship one
‘That would be very inspiring. There’s a lot of people up for that.’
They said that plans to target Wimbledon were ‘a bit of an open secret’, because of the coverage it would generate, with images of the attack at The Crucible in Sheffield creating significant buzz on social media.
On the prospect of something similar at the third Grand Slam of the year, a protestor told The Sun: ‘It would be an iconic image. It would be an even better photo than the snooker.’
The main draws of the Wimbledon Championships begin on Monday the 3rd of July, and run for two weeks.