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Court invader, other protesters kicked out during Australian Open men's final

  • A political protester, center,  is caught by a security guard during the men's singles final between Andy Murray of Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

    A political protester, center, is caught by a security guard during the men's singles final between Andy Murray of Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)  (The Associated Press)

  • A political protester, center,  is caught by a security guard during the men's singles final between Andy Murray of Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

    A political protester, center, is caught by a security guard during the men's singles final between Andy Murray of Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia, right, is guarded by security guards as political protesters are taken away from Rod Laver Arena during his men's singles final against Andy Murray of Britain at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia, right, is guarded by security guards as political protesters are taken away from Rod Laver Arena during his men's singles final against Andy Murray of Britain at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)  (The Associated Press)

A protester was stopped on court by security during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a short delay in play during the second set.

Security guards caught the court invader, who was wearing a white shirt with the message "Australia Open for Refugees," near the baseline during a changeover after the seventh game of the second set. The players were surrounded by security staff while stadium officials took action.

A group of other people who had unfurled a large banner with the same message was escorted out of the Rod Laver Arena.

The match continued after a five-minute delay.