An anti-Apartheid demonstration disrupted a women's singles match in the Victorian Tennis Championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday (January 23).
GV Womens singles in progress PAN to demonstrator running onto court and being dragged away pulling net down.
SV Another demonstrators in stands being taken out.
GV ZOOM in demonstrators taken away giving clenched fist salute.
SV Demonstrator being dragged out.
Initials WLW/PN/CO/0.30 WLW/PN/CO/1.39
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Background: An anti-Apartheid demonstration disrupted a women's singles match in the Victorian Tennis Championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday (January 23).
The match in progress, between South Africa's Laura Roussow and Marilyn Tesch of Australia, was halted for 10 minutes when a heavily-built youth vaulted into the court and hurled himself across the net, tearing it down. Police carried away the youth, kicking and struggling.
Other demonstrators were removed from the stands by police as they shouted "Smash Apartheid" and "Facist Pigs".
The two players left the court during the rumpus, and when play resumed Miss Roussow clinched the final game to win the set and match. 3 - 6, 6 - 2, 6 - 1.