This letter appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
Protest at Curve was a disgrace
On the evening of November 16, I and some friends went to Curve theatre where a demonstration took place against a performance by a group of Israeli dancers.
The behaviour of the demonstrators was an utter disgrace, bringing disharmony to a city known for harmony.
Their shouts and chants were full of hate and anger. Even if they are right in their opinion that Israel is an apartheid state (a position I reject), how can that be the fault of a group of talented dancers simply seeking to earn a living and use their abilities around the world?
"Shame on you" was shouted at people going into the Curve. Shame on the demonstrators I say!
David Evans, Leicester