A handful of protesters demonstrated
against France's recently approved gay marriage law during the French
Open tennis final on Sunday between Spaniards Rafael Nadal and David
One of two shirtless protesters leapt
onto the court from the front rows behind the players bench on center
court. Wearing a white mask with a red tear, he ignited a flare.
The incident occurred at the end of the sixth game of the second set,
The protester was almost immediately
tackled by a security guard, who shuffled him off the court.
A second security guard kept Nadal, the
closer of the two players, at bay.
The second shirtless protester was
nabbed out of the stands by guards.
Earlier, guards escorted out of the
stands two additional protesters carrying a sign which read, “HELP!
France TRAMPLES on children's rights!”
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