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FRANCE: Anti-Gay Marriage Protesters Interrupt Finals Match Of French Open

A member of France's anti-gay marriage group HOMMEN rushed the court waving an ignited smoke torch during the finals match of today's French Open. CBS News reports:
Several protesters, upset by recent legislation in France allowing for same-sex marriages, disrupted the French Open tennis final on Sunday between Rafael Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. Two protesters appeared shirtless in one of the front rows behind the players bench on center court at the end of the sixth game of the second set. One of them let off a flare and leapt onto the court. A security guard tackled the protester with the flare, who was also wearing a mask, on the court and hustled him off the towards the players' exit. Nadal began jogging towards the players locker room exit when the protest began, but was quickly turned back by a security guard as the protester headed in that direction as well. The accomplice of the protester with the flare was hustled off the court quickly as well.

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