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Independent video of the anti-Israel Proms attack

I am posting three clips of video taken by a young friend at last night’s disrupted concert with the aim of countering the self-glorifying propaganda videos coming from the perpetrators themselves.

You’ll find the clips here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrfH9GMM_iE

The person who took them can be heard shouting ‘stop it!’, to loud applause from those around him. Gil Shaham, who emerged with huge credit, returned to play a solo encore.
The clips remind me of the way the Nazis broke up leftwing political meetings in Weimar Germany.
Here’s an excellent account of the events from Igor Toronyi-Lalic at theartsdesk.
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Comments

  1. Peaceful protest is an important pillar of our or any democracy – the operative word being ‘peaceful’.

  2. Apparently there were also protests at an Israel Philharmonic concert in Carnegie Hall last February, but only outside the hall. About 70 people were involved. Video here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=280LFkvD2rw

  3. Well, perhaps this represents the “new model” in concert going, where you find interactive audiences…

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