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Protesters disrupt U.S. Open semifinal

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By Steve Keating

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They look exactly how I imagined they would

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21st century crazies.

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Loony left Nutjobs who are out of touch with reality and have no qualms about disrupting the lives of the decent people. Lengthy prison terms and fines are appropriate for these thugs who lack any empathy to others.

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thugs who lack any empathy to others.

What you mean the people in the photo who look like mild-mannered science post-graduates ? The ones who are saving humanity from itself ?

There aren't any words left in the dictionary to use if you met somebody actually bad.

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Well they sure didn't help their cause with all the gas they were spouting!

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They should try it in China, Russia or even N Korea and see how that goes.

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Try pulling this at the Australian Open activists, see what happens!

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I these loons practiced what they preach, it almost might be possible to take them seriously.

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a third had glued his feet to the cement floor

Due to this, security had to bring in medical personnel to pry the guy free, and it ended up halting the whole match for a half hour. There was a lot of criticism of US Open security for taking so long to resolve the issue, but just ripping the guy's glued feet off the floor would've left them open to a lawsuit, so they had no other choice.

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They should be locked up, give them 6 months to drive whatever radical protesting vibes that be deep-rooted inside them and cast them out.

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"a third had glued his feet to the cement floor,"

Just put a tape over his mouth and leave him there, glued to the floor.

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They should be locked up, give them 6 months

Very tough on protesters.

Do you think a stint in solitary confinement might help to put them on the straight and narrow?

Lengthy prison terms and fines are appropriate for these thugs who lack any empathy to others

Thugs? I’ve see scarier librarians.

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Idiot protesting at tennis matches makes me less likely to listen to their opinions.

This just proves to me from the outset that they are morons. Gives a bad name to other normal people who are concerned about fossil fuels, which are what 80% of the world’s energy supply…

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Idiot protesting at tennis matches makes me less likely to listen to their opinions.

This just proves to me from the outset that they are morons

There is an argument that these kinds of protests are counterproductive. The stop oil protesters throwing paint over artworks didn’t go down well with quite a few.

Maybe it could be partly an age thing. Younger generations generally put climate change and other environmental issues very high up on their concerns.

I’d recommend more interesting ways to protest. Streaking is more sensational and gets more attention.

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To say nothing of their selfish disruption of the fun everyone's enjoying at a sporting event:

Every. Single. Thing. These sillies have on their ungainly bodies have been made with fossil fuels. Everything that they own had imported to their markets of choice (shoes, shirts, braid material, silkscreen paint, jewelry etc. etc. etc) was surely brought to them via fossil fuels. Even one of the silly's hair dye is almost totally made from fossil fuel produced products! While every single alternative to fossil fuels (wind, solar, nuclear, etc) DEMAND intense amounts of fossil fuels for their very existence!

They literally wrap themselves up in fossil fuel-based products, from head to toe, but then spectacularly fail to see how hypocritical they look when demanding the "end" of fossil fuels? Live yourselves NOW with the consequences of what your stupid, ignorant demands entail...or get out.

Fact-free-feelings in play here, nothing else besides. To be so proudly ingorant, whilst imagining your virtue signalling is "making a difference"- such smug self-righteousness wrapped in such pigheaded foolishness on display here simply must be counted as among THE MAJOR sources of most of the world's problems today...

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Climate clowns again??????::::

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They should be locked up, give them 6 months to drive whatever radical protesting vibes that be deep-rooted inside them and cast them out.

Innocent until proven guilty?

Defiance?

I thought you held those concepts dear.

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Lengthy prison terms and fines are appropriate for these thugs who lack any empathy to others.

Bit harsh. It’s not like they done anyone a mischief. Just have them do a month community service in Pontins.

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This world they live in comfort was built on oil, coal and gas. Ungrateful Hippocrates

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10-Watt bulbs. That’s all they’ll get without fossil fuels until energy-dense alternatives are available on a large scale. Oh, and them, too.

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Most of my lights are 10/11 Watt low-energy bulbs.

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Finally the sane members of public are no longer tolerating this fiasco.

Throughout Europe drivers have started bodyslamming the obstructors.

Without fossil fuels they will die.

The placards they’re holding , the clothes they’re wearing are all made using fossil fuels.

The hair dyes, The jewellery. The smartphones in their pockets.

It exists because of fossil fuel.

It’s just another cult for displaced millennials.

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PaustovskyToday  11:08 am JST

What you mean the people in the photo who look like mild-mannered science post-graduates ? 

You are too quick to judge. How do know they are mild-mannered? How do you know they are post-graduates?

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The one in the middle has some big fossil fuels.

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Innocent until proven guilty?

Defiance?

I thought you held those concepts dear.

They are already guilty of breaking the US Open rules, which is why they were removed.

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These idiots should not be tolerated,

But the first amendment!

On what charge would they be locked up?

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John-SanToday 02:53 pm JST

This world they live in comfort was built on oil, coal and gas. Ungrateful Hippocrates

Ancient physicians aside, it is undeniable that the cause is just. Even a 10% reduction in fossil fuel use is a 10% reduction.

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bass4funkToday 12:40 pm JST

They should be locked up, give them 6 months to drive whatever radical protesting vibes that be deep-rooted inside them and cast them out.

What exactly would the crime be? I thought you didn't like CCP style justice.

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But the first amendment! 

It's not my field, but do you think the first amendment requires private property owners to accommodate speech?

On what charge would they be locked up?

You think there is no crime with people violating the rules at a private event, not leaving when told to, and gluing themselves to private property?

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Just highlighting the ‘hippocratesy’.

The people on this thread calling for their imprisonment can perhaps enlighten you.

Which ‘idiots’ should be tolerated?

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gcFd1Today 04:05 pm JST

On what charge would they be locked up?

You think there is no crime with people violating the rules at a private event, not leaving when told to, and gluing themselves to private property?

It's a public event for which they presumably paid tickets for. I doubt you could get a trespassing conviction. The rules of an event are not laws of the municipality. And as for the gluing, that probably hasn't been legislated about.

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The people on this thread calling for their imprisonment can perhaps enlighten you. 

Which ‘idiots’ should be tolerated?

Why shouldn't they be imprisoned for disrupting an event, destroying private property?

It's a public event for which they presumably paid tickets for.

Wrong. It is not a public event.

Only people who paid admission price can enter.

It is the compete opposite of a public event in fact.

I doubt you could get a trespassing conviction.

They most certainly can.

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Why shouldn't they be imprisoned for disrupting an event, destroying private property?

Now, you see you are talking about something else.

My original post, which you replied to, was aimed at Bass who wants them locked up for 6 months to ‘drive out radical protesting vibes’.

Sounds like something China would do, surprised to hear it from an American.

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Now, you see you are talking about something else. 

Back to what you were talking about then:

But the first amendment!

Do you think the first amendment requires private property owners to accommodate speech?

My original post, which you replied to, was aimed at Bass who wants them locked up for 6 months to ‘drive out radical protesting vibes’.

Right, and it makes sense. Disrupting a private event, resisting arrest, destroying private property.

You mean you believe these people should not be charged with a crime?

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gcFd1Today 04:18 pm JST

The people on this thread calling for their imprisonment can perhaps enlighten you. 

Which ‘idiots’ should be tolerated?

Why shouldn't they be imprisoned for disrupting an event, destroying private property?

It's a public event for which they presumably paid tickets for.

Wrong. It is not a public event.

Only people who paid admission price can enter.

It is the compete opposite of a public event in fact.

I doubt you could get a trespassing conviction.

They most certainly can.

I don't know what I am talking about but I highly doubt you do either.

https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-main-differences-between-a-public-event-and-private-event

Also I read that in most localities a trespasser must be issued a warning before they can be arrested

https://www.quora.com/If-someone-refuses-to-leave-your-house-after-being-asked-by-you-to-do-so-can-you-charge-them-with-trespassing

So sounds like the most the US Open can do to them is have the police issue a warning but they probably didn't even stick around for that.

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Disrupting a private event, resisting arrest, destroying private property.

You also can't resist arrest if there is no police officer arresting you. For malicious destruction of property the cop is going to look at you, look at your cement floor, and tell you to research some cleaners. Also to stop calling 911 over this nonsense.

You mean you believe these people should not be charged with a crime?

Absolutely they should not be: all they did was delay your precious game.

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I don't know what I am talking about but I highly doubt you do either.

I know this is a private event, and not a public one. The event is owned by the USTA, not a government entity.

It is a private space. It is quite obvious.

Also I read that in most localities a trespasser must be issued a warning before they can be arrested

In New York resisting arrest is a crime. Gluing one's feet to the floor of the seating intentionally prevents a police officer from effecting an authorized arrest.

So sounds like the most the US Open can do to them is have the police issue a warning but they probably didn't even stick around for that.

Nope. Read again the above.

And if you are still in denial, this year at Wimbledon, people who threw pieces of paper and a puzzle on a court were charged with a crime.

Clear now?

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gcFd1Today 04:39 pm JST

And if you are still in denial, this year at Wimbledon, people who threw pieces of paper and a puzzle on a court were charged with a crime.

Wimbledon is not in the Land of Freedom

Clear now?

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You also can't resist arrest if there is no police officer arresting you.

The protestors are in police custody now, so we shall see.

For malicious destruction of property the cop is going to look at you, look at your cement floor, and tell you to research some cleaners.

In your mind.

In reality, the protestors were removed from the premises and are now in police custody.

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Wimbledon is not in the Land of Freedom

Clear now?

I'm not clear as to your thinking.

Was the Wimbledon match a public event?

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gcFd1Today 04:54 pm JST

Wimbledon is not in the Land of Freedom

Clear now?

I'm not clear as to your thinking.

Wimbledon is in the UK. All bets are off there. I only can surmise what happens in the legalistic USA.

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Wimbledon is in the UK. All bets are off there.

They would certainly be charged under offence 1372 : Being a minor nusisance to, and, lacking the attraction for, post-menopausal women in SW17.

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They should have left the guy glued !

I mean left him and never held him get free, a few days glued in place would be an interesting experience for him!

In the UK these fools blocked oil tanker trucks climbing on top and infront!

They ended up looking like complete idiots, the trucks marked "oil" were cooking oil!

People laughing at them as they packed up and left!

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Very tough on protesters. 

Know you’d like that.

Do you think a stint in solitary confinement might help to put them on the straight and narrow?

Lifetime ban would be better, less cost to the taxpayer.

Thugs? I’ve see scarier librarians.

Like I said, thugs.

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My original post, which you replied to, was aimed at Bass who wants them locked up for 6 months to ‘drive out radical protesting vibes’.

That or banning, lifetime preferably.

Sounds like something China

or in America

would do, surprised to hear it from an American

Then you haven’t watched the news over the last 2 years.

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Sounds like something China 

or in America

would do, surprised to hear it from an American

Then you haven’t watched the news over the last 2 years.

Sounds like commie talk to me.

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Blah, blah, blah. Petulant idiots.

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A fossil?

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Tell me Bob why are so many of these paid activists claiming to be Marxist? Not sure what Marxism has to do with ending fossil fuels. Maybe you can enlighten us since you one of them.

Bingo!

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Blah, blah, blah. Petulant idiots.

And those petulant idiots got more posts, by far, in the subject of sports, on JT.

So, who's the idiot? The one wanting world attention and a response or the one who obliges them acknowledging with repeated responses?

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Why do environmental protestors act like such intolerable asses?

The Earth needs to find better friends.

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People getting hysterical over commies again?

These rightwing North American podcasts are causing incontinence with some.

And those petulant idiots got more posts, by far, in the subject of sports, on JT. 

So, who's the idiot? The one wanting world attention and a response or the one who obliges them acknowledging with repeated responses?

Exactly. The protestors want attention.

This reminds me a little of the delirium over the Barbie film. When you looked at the types who lost control of their bodily functions over this film, it made you think there must be something worthwhile in it.

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Tell me Bob why are so many of these paid activists claiming to be Marxist?

Are they? Is it a conspiracy? Is that your running theory?

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Why do environmental protestors act like such intolerable asses?

Not all of them.

I know a few people in the UK who protested against the government pumping all kinds of s##t into the waterways.

Very nice people.

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People getting hysterical over commies again?

> These rightwing North American podcasts are causing incontinence with some.

BINGO!

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The protestors are funded by Big Oil.

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We call them protesters? These people get paid so their paid activists and paid propagandists. Freeze the funds to these groups and the protest stop immediately!

Right.

These idiots should be spreading their message from a locked cell.

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They look exactly how I imagined they would

Right on the money.

Anyone here support these nut jobs?

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These whackos entered the premises with felonious intent to trespass.

Would have liked to have seen other spectators mete out a different form of justice.

Makes me want to drink fossil fuels and take a bath in fossil fuels.

I'll do an extra lap in my vehicle tomorrow just to make my counterpoint.

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Trespass is a misdemeanor while assault is a violent felony.

Trespass is a crime for which one can be arrested.

And assault alone is not a violent felony.

In fact, assault can also be a misdemeanor.

Anybody touching the protestors can be arrested after the fact based on camera evidence.

If the DA decides to pursue charges. But that didn't and won't happen here.

The protestors will be laughing at their assaultors stuck in prison while the protestors are released the same day.

We are laughing at the protestors who brought attention to the fact that Emirates Airline is a sponsor of the US Open.

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Upon reflection, muzzles and duct tape, then glueing their butts down in their seats and the feet of the other two to the floor would be nice.

Then makes sure they don’t have any acetone or anything to deactivate the glue and leave them there so the patrons can walk by them on the way out.

And maybe a sign around the neck of the big mama that says: “Deposit your leftover drinks over our heads. please”

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