Political protests have been the norm during the course of the World Cup with either banners depicting provocative messages being flown by light aircrafts or similar slogans being raised in stadiums by certain fans.
This problem has caused a lot of headache for the World Cup organizers who have repeatedly distanced themselves from the political stances. This resurfaced once again during the World Cup final between New Zealand and hosts England where a van carrying a board saying "End mob lynching. Save Minorities in India" message was seen at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
This has been the latest controversy in a wave of protests which has seen banners such as “#Justice for Kashmir” and “India stop genocide & free Kashmir” being flown across the Old Trafford ground in the India-Sri Lanka game.
Violent clashes between spectators in the Pakistan vs Afghanistan game also garnered a lot of attention with some people being arrested.