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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Israel's National Ballet Company's show in Vermont interrupted by pro-Palestinian protestors who force their way into theater

Pro-Palestinian groups headed by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, staged a protest rally outside an Israeli Ballet performance in the Flynn Theater in Burlington, Vermont, on Friday.  According to an Israel Radio report, four demonstrators eventually forced their way into the theater, waving signs.  Local police, who promptly arrived at the scene and escorted the demonstrators outside. The show resumed after a short intermission.

The Israel Ballet Company is currently touring the US as part of an official state campaign, and is scheduled to perform in [Brooklyn at Brooklyn College on Sunday ]Buffalo, Brookline and Washington.

-Adapted from a  report