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    Three arrests at Wimbledon
    Climate activists are undermining the security concept

    Two matches at the tennis classic in Wimbledon are interrupted because of climate activists. Your action is unusual. Security checks at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club were tightened this year due to concerns about protests.

    The tennis tournament in Wimbledon was disrupted several times by climate activists on Wednesday. According to the organizers, three arrests were made. Two members of the Just Stop Oil group initially stormed onto court number 18 during the match between Grigor Dimitrov and Sho Shimabukuro. A woman distributed confetti and puzzle pieces, a man sat down on the grass. Both were taken away by security forces and the area was cleaned with leaf blowers.

    “Following an incident at No. 18, two people were arrested on suspicion of serious trespassing and property damage and have now been removed from the site,” the organizers said on Twitter. “Play on the pitch has been temporarily suspended and after a break due to rain, play will resume soon.” A little later, the match between Katie Boulter and Daria Saville was also interrupted when a third activist stormed onto court 18 and distributed confetti again. According to the organizers, he was also arrested. The match could be continued after a short time.

    Security checks at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club were tightened this year due to concerns about protests. This led to long queues at the entrance on the first three days. The stewards had been instructed to search all bags particularly thoroughly. The activists had smuggled the confetti and puzzle pieces in the box of a puzzle that showed a picture of the Center Court.

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