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updated 6/19/2013 1:18:01 AM ET 2013-06-19T05:18:01

A masked protester carrying a flame ran onto the court at the French Open Sunday, interrupting the final match between … Read More

A masked protester carrying a flame ran onto the court at the French Open Sunday, interrupting the final match between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.

Security guards quickly grabbed the protester and dragged him to the locker rooms as a surprised Nadal looked on.

The unidentified man was one of several shirtless men who donned masks to protest France’s same-sex marriage law, which went into effect several weeks ago.

Two other protesters were escorted off the grounds after they unfurled a banner reading, “Help! France tramples on the rights of children!”

Nadal went on to win a historic eighth victory at the Open.

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