Officers use pepper-spray on the crowd outside Novak Djokovic’s lawyer’s office in Australia
Australian police officers were filmed using pepper spray on Monday to disperse a crowd of tennis star Novak Djokovic’s supporters following his victory in his visa case.
People, some wrapped in Serbian flags and chanting “free Nole,” swarmed a car leaving the office of the athlete’s legal team in Melbourne. Several officers used pepper spray to push the unruly crowd away from the vehicle. Some responded by hurling objects at police.
Djokovic has just won an appeal against the Australian authorities, who canceled his visa last week. Judge Anthony Kelly ruled that the decision to revoke the visa was “unreasonable,” because the athlete was not given enough time to respond to officials.