A group of students protested Penn University during halftime of the football team’s game against Yale.
Week 8 of the college football season featured plenty of huge games, including No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 14 Syracuse, and No. 9 UCLA facing No. 10 Oregon. But in the Ivy League, there was a homecoming game between the Penn Quakers and Yale Bulldogs.
During halftime of the game, a group of students protested on the field. The reason for this was that they were protesting “climate and community justice from the Penn University administration”, per Bella DiAmore of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Students protest Penn University at halftime of Yale game
The group that was protesting at Franklin Field was Fossil Free Penn, whose goal is for the university to “divest from the fossil fuel industry,” per their website.
On the note that DiAmore shared a photo of, the group asked for three demands: divesting from fossil fuels, paying PILOTs (payments in lieu of taxes), and saving University City townhomes. They also stated that they were not looking to cancel the game.
The protest lasted around an hour, where police officers escorted the students off of the field.
As for the game itself, Penn defeated Yale 20-13 thanks to a game-winning touchdown by Jonathan Mulatu with 20 seconds remaining in regulation.