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 Ferrer.

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, CBS NEWS reported.

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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