Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani Among Protestors Outside ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’

Hundreds gathered on street outside the docu-opera about Jew taken hostage and killed by Palestinians

Last Updated: October 21, 2014 @ 7:09 AM

The show must go on, even if the city’s former mayor is protesting outside.

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That’s what happened Monday in New York, as former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and about 400 protestors camped outside Lincoln Center to protest the opening of “The Death of Klinghoffer.”

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The docu-opera depicts a Jewish man taken hostage on a cruise ship by Palestinian terrorists in 1985 and ultimately thrown overboard. Protestors outside–many in wheelchairs to portray wheelchair-bound Klinghoffer–shouted “terror is not art” and “shame.”

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There were also interruptions inside the theatre when a man reportedly shouted: “The murder of Klinghoffer will never be forgiven.” He was escorted out. The show ultimately went on without a major hitch.

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