The scene left the spectators of the Philippe-Chatrier court stunned. Friday, June 3, the semi-final of Roland-Garros between the Norwegian Casper Ruud and the Croatian Marin Cilic was interrupted for several minutes by the intrusion on the ground of a climate activist. “We have one thousand and twenty-eight days left,” was written on the young woman’s T-shirt, who tied herself to the net, stopping the game.
“I entered the field because I can no longer take the risk of doing nothing in the face of the climate emergency”claims the activist on the website of his organization, Last renovation, which claims to be “entry into civil resistance” against government climate inaction. Widely booed by the tournament audience, the young woman was gently evacuated by security before the game resumed.