Just Stop Oil target the Open Championship as four activists arrested at Royal Liverpool

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Four activists arrested as Just Stop Oil target the Open Championship… as nine police officers march protesters away in latest attempt to disrupt British summer of sport

  • The Open is the latest British sporting event to be targeted by Just Stop Oil  
  • Four activists were arrested after they attempted to run on the 17th hole 
  • Merseyside Police were officers quickly stopped disruption at Royal Liverpool   

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Four Just Stop Oil activists were arrested on Friday as the organisation’s attempts to disrupt the summer of sport continued at the Open.

Merseyside Police and security guards at Royal Liverpool moved quickly to ensure there was minimal disruption after one male scurried on to the edge of the 17th green and threw orange confetti, while a female carrying an Amnesty International bag behind him was also apprehended.

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The pair were marched away by nine officers while two further arrests were made shortly after and they were all taken for questioning.

This was Just Stop Oil’s latest attempt to grab attention after stunts at the Grand National, Wimbledon, the Crucible and Lord’s. Officials from Royal Liverpool ensured there was minimal disruption to play.

Just Stop Oil activists were escorted off the premises at the 151st Open Championship by Merseyside Police

Just Stop Oil activists were escorted off the premises at the 151st Open Championship by Merseyside Police

It was the organisations' latest attempts to disrupt the British summer of sport as grounds staff were seen cleaning up the mess left behind by the protestors

It was the organisations’ latest attempts to disrupt the British summer of sport as grounds staff were seen cleaning up the mess left behind by the protestors

There was a short delay as the protestors were taken away from the golf course

There was a short delay as the protestors were taken away from the golf course 

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The group consisting of Zach Johnson, Matt Wallace and David Micheluzzi had a short delay as the playing surface was cleaned by groundsmen with industrial blowers.

A statement from Merseyside Police said: ‘We respect the right to protest and expression of views but antisocial, criminal behaviour or disorder will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly.’

Merseyside Police said that while they respected the right to protest but said  'criminal behaviour or disorder will be dealt with robustly'

Merseyside Police said that while they respected the right to protest but said  ‘criminal behaviour or disorder will be dealt with robustly’



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