Two refugee activists were arrested after interrupting the Australian Open men's final at Melbourne Park.
Two refugee activists have been arrested after jumping onto the court at Rod Laver Arena and interrupting the Australian Open men's final between world No.1 Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
Djokovic was leading 7-6 4-3 when the pair invaded the court, as other supporters unfurled a banner in the crowd which read "Australian Open for Refugees" and "#shutdownmanus".
Security personnel apprehended the pair before they got near the players.
There was a five-minute break in play.
The group who organised the protest, called Australia Open for Refugees, say they did it in solidarity with recent protests at the immigration detention centre at Manus Island, where a large number of detainees recently went on a hunger strike.
"We have created this international media spectacle today to expose the torture, abuse, and horrific conditions that are being perpetrated on Manus Island," the group said.
"We will not be silent. We are drawing a line with this issue. If we allow this to happen, there is no end to what this government is capable of."
Approximately half a dozen protesters were evicted from the stadium.
Djokovic went on to win the match 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-0.