|Tweet by head of B'nai B'rith France|
On hand on opening night was a crowd of Israel-demonisers, demonstrating outside the theatre. Some, inside, managed briefly to disrupt other people's pleasure.
Read about it (in French) here; brief video of the demo outside the theatre, and the queues waiting to watch Batsheva, at source.
Rather read about it in English?
'A few dozen pro-Palestinian activists tried to disrupt a performance by the Batsheva Israeli dance company in Paris on Tuesday night.
Several dozen protesters held a demonstration outside the Opéra de Paris, but a number of pro-Palestinian activists managed to get inside where they draped Palestinian flags and shouted anti-Israel slogans.
A number of pro-Palestinian activist groups released a statement prior to the performance calling for it's members to demonstrate against it....
Despite security checks, several protesters wearing keffiyehs (an Arabic headdress) and waving Palestinian flags called for a boycott of Israel, shouting "a racist gang in the Opéra Garnier", "We do not dance with apartheid" and "murderer Israel, Palestine will conquer." The demonstrators also accused the Paris Opera of "complicity with the Zionist colonizers."....
The demonstrators were quickly removed the auditorium by security following the disturbance, allowing the show to begin.'Report in full here
(If I spot any footage I'll post it here) Update: see my next post for video.