Pic: Protesters gatecrash Australian Open tennis final 7 years ago

Pic: Protesters gatecrash Australian Open tennis final

Protesters interrupted this morning's Australian Open final.

The game between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic is currently tied, with the Serbian taking the first set 7-6 before Murray won the second on a tie-break. However, play was briefly interrupted when a number of protesters evaded heavy security and stormed the court.

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The invading spectators were protesting against the Australian government's asylum policy and the act was in support of a hunger strike on Manus Island. The protesters at the Melbourne event somehow dropped down 15 feet from the stands to courtside and attempt to unfurl a banner.

Security surrounded the players as the protesters were eventually led from the court, to the cheers of the crowd.

2015 Australian Open - Day 14

2015 Australian Open - Day 14

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2015 Australian Open - Day 14

2015 Australian Open - Day 14

2015 Australian Open - Day 14

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