Cricket World Cup final hit by pro-Palestine protester as pitch invader approaches India superstar Virat Kohli before being whisked away by security

  • Cricket World Cup final was hit by a pitch invader on Sunday 
  • Pro-Palestine supporter approached Virat Kohli 
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A pro-Palestine supporter found his way onto the pitch at the Cricket World Cup final and approached Virat Kohli before being removed by security.

Australia’s clash with India was disrupted after a man wearing a ‘FREE PALESTINE’ t-shirt entered the field of play in Ahmedabad, where 130,000 fans were in attendance for the big game.

The pitch invader also wore a green, red, white and black facemask and made his way towards Kohli. 

He was apprehended by security, removed from the field and play resumed.

Protests against the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas have been widespread since Hamas’ attack on Israel on October 7. 

Around 1,200 people were killed while more than 200 soldiers and civilians, including children and women, were taken to Gaza as hostages.

In response, over 11,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed by the Israeli military, according to the health ministry in Gaza – which is run by Hamas. 

There have been calls for an immediate ceasefire, with approximately 300,000 people converging on London in a rally for Gaza earlier this month.  

More to follow.