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Saturday's game between Northwestern and Iowa was interrupted by a group of protestors with hand-made signs with multiple messages.

Nine protestors went onto the field during the first half and displayed signs that said "STOP FUNDING THE WAR ON PALESTINE," "ABOLISH NUPD INVEST IN BLACK LIVES," "DIVEST FROM DEATH," and more. NUPD is referring to the Northwestern University Police Department.

It took roughly five minutes for security to remove the protestors from the field as both the Wildcats and the Hawkeyes waited to resume play at Ryan Field. The protestors left their banners on the field as they exited.

After the incident, a group on Twitter appeared to claim responsibility for the protest and quote tweeted multiple tweets from the protest. On one particular tweet, the group added "no we said ABOLISH police. get your facts right."

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