It should come as a surprise to exactly zero people that left-wing politicians and celebrities got all verklempt over left-wing students who stormed the field at halftime during the Harvard-Yale football game and staged a climate-change sit-in.
But their tributes are entertaining reads.
The message from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was short and sweet:
Activism disrupts the present to change the future. 🌎 https://t.co/K4OLyeATMu— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1574542243.0
Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) let his freak flag fly:
When people come together to stand up for justice, we win. Congratulations to the young people demanding a sustaina… https://t.co/f3N2Ol4n9S— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders)1574548222.0
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), also a presidential candidate, gave the protest her blessing:
I support the students, organizers, and activists demanding accountability on climate action and more at… https://t.co/PcrBqUAJSS— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1574557824.0
Another Democratic presidential candidate, Julian Castro, praised the students for "leading the charge":
From the March for Our Lives, to worldwide Climate Strikes, students and young people are leading the charge to pro… https://t.co/OxBI7EdVmE— Julián Castro (@Julián Castro)1574545954.0
And left-wing celebrities weren't about to let the politicians score all the points with the climate crowd:
I congratulate & thank @fossilfreeyale & @DivestHarvard & the work of young activists around the globe who are call… https://t.co/b6w5mSirVW— Daryl Hannah (@Daryl Hannah)1574537200.0
I’m proud to support the students of @DivestHarvard and @FossilFreeYale who disrupted #HarvardYale today to call fo… https://t.co/a07birHCYh— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano)1574534786.0
Powerful statement from students @DivestHarvard & @FossilFreeYale at the #HarvardYale game yesterday. It’s past tim… https://t.co/woFpW451MW— Al Gore (@Al Gore)1574620878.0
The climate activists who interrupted the Harvard Yale game? Good for them! They are asking the two schools to dive… https://t.co/R11wnPMyvm— George Takei (@George Takei)1574543003.0
I stand in deep solidarity with my precious and courageous Harvard and Yale brothers and sisters in their moral wit… https://t.co/m5SURohNkV— Cornel West (@Cornel West)1574549785.0
Yale campus police and officers from the New Haven Police Department had to forcibly remove the students — there were about 150 of them — after they refused to budge. The protesters were demanding their respective schools divest from fossil fuels and stop "profiting" from Puerto Rico's debt.
Yale triumphed over Harvard, 50-43, but needed two overtimes to pull it off.
(H/T: Campus Reform)