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Australian Open Briefly Halted by Protester Jumping Onto Court

A protester is apprehended during the Men's Singles Final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Daniil Medvedev on Jan. 30. 

A protester is apprehended during the Men's Singles Final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Daniil Medvedev on Jan. 30. 

Photographer: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

A person protesting the treatment of refugees jumped onto court during the Australian Open men’s final Sunday and was swiftly removed by security staff.

The intruder, wearing a mask and holding a banner saying “abolish refugee detention,” jumped from the stands courtside and was immediately dragged away, according to media reports.