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The University of Iowa football team had to pause its football game late in the first half Saturday as Northwestern students took to the field to protest.
With less than one minute remaining before halftime, about a half dozen or so students made it to the field.
As you can see, it appears one of the banners says “Abolish NUPD. Invest in black lives.”
Security did not appear to be in any hurry to remove the students from the field. Here is some of the reaction from the Twitter universe.
Terrible execution of a protest. I mean, who even goes to Northwestern football to even SEE your message.
— Scot Northern (@HoundGuy) November 7, 2021
Lame, and Northwestern I’m sure planned it. No one even attempted to get them off the field.
— Keg (@KeeganHage) November 7, 2021
Lmao some Northwestern students stormed the field to protest. Ryan Field apparently has no security tonight, so they just waited until the protesters got bored and left
— lee carter's defamation lawyer (@lib_crusher) November 7, 2021
I care about this thing deeply, how do I spread the word? I got it, I'll take a crayon to a bed sheet and hold it up at a poorly attended Northwestern football game.
— Aaron (@Hawkstrat) November 7, 2021
Protestors just rushed the field
— Jett Beachum (@JetthroTV) November 7, 2021
By god they did it. They made world peace at a Northwestern game.
— ttv Chachi_Y0 (@NurseChachi) November 7, 2021
Security at northwestern couldn’t care less about the kids protesting lmao
— Kevin Glueck (@kevin_glueck) November 7, 2021
Looks like the 10 Northwestern fans in attendance are upset about something
— It Just Means More (@ajkorver71) November 7, 2021
— Thomas in Cog, Neato (@AudacityofTrope) November 7, 2021
Northwestern cares so little about football you can literally stage a protest on the field during a game and security won’t come and get you
— Ryan (@rcal19) November 7, 2021
Northwestern can't stop anyone… not even these demonstrators #terribledefense
— Power Level=Over 9000 (@BaneSport9000) November 7, 2021