Friday, October 26, 2012

Orthodox groups attempt to cancel theater performance


Hundreds of members of far-right party and Orthodox religious groups, gather and protest outside Hytirio Theater staging Terrence McNally’s “Corpus Christi”, a play depicting Jesus. During their attempt to cancel the play they clash with police.



Actors of the Theatrical "Corpus Christi" perform, while outside the theater protesters attempt to cancel the play.

Members of extreme religious groups hold icons and banners, protest outside Hytirio Theater, before the start of the planned performance.

Protestors are stopped by riot police. Among them a priest who leads the protests.

SYRIZA MP, Vasiliki Katrivanou who is among the spectators of the play, complains police brutality during the arrests.

Hundreds of members of extreme religious and far-right groups protest outside Hytirio Theater, in Iera Odos Street, before the start of the planned performance, in the presence of riot police.

Groups of protesters move menacingly towards the entrance of the Theater, where strong police forces have lined up.

Protesters are repelled and clash with riot police.

Protesters are repelled and clash with riot police.

Monks hold placards that read "Greeks resist, our God is blasphemed".

Protesters are repelled and clash with riot police.

Actors of the Theatrical "Corpus Christi" perform, while outside the theater protesters attempt to cancel the play.

Actors of the Theatrical "Corpus Christi" perform, while outside the theater protesters attempt to cancel the play.

Riot Police officers arrest two protestors.

The actors of the Theatrical "Corpus Christi" are applauded by the spectators, while outside the theater protesters attempt to cancel the play.

Actors of the Theatrical "Corpus Christi" perform, while outside the theater protesters attempt to cancel the play.


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Video: A spectator of the play, says that he was attacked by the protesters and a priest while he was entering to the theater, while police was watching. He says he is a Christian Orthodox but he was not shocked by the play.


Hundreds of members of far-right party and Orthodox religious groups, gather and protest outside Hytirio Theater staging Terrence McNally’s “Corpus Christi” a play depicting Jesus. They attack to anyone who attempts to enter the theater. During their attempt to cancel the play they clash with riot police.
This story is a continuation of the: "Protest against the new electronic ID cards in Athens"
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