• Short Summary

    An anti-Apartheid demonstration disrupted a women's singles match in the Victorian Tennis Championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday (January 23).

  • Description

    An anti-Apartheid demonstration disrupted a women's singles match in the Victorian Tennis Championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday (January 23).

    The match in progress, between South Africa's Laura Roussow and Marilyn Tesch of Australia, was halted for 10 minutes when a heavily-built youth vaulted into the court and hurled himself across the net, tearing it down. Police carried away the youth, kicking and struggling.

    Other demonstrators were removed from the stands by police as they shouted "Smash Apartheid" and "Facist Pigs".

    The two players left the court during the rumpus, and when play resumed Miss Roussow clinched the final game to win the set and match. 3 - 6, 6 - 2, 6 - 1.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3FHXFP2UNJ8TIX0RVMIEJ51YC
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FHXFP2UNJ8TIX0RVMIEJ51YC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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