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Protesters tried to block entry to 'pornographic play'

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Roberto Galea 22.11.2015 13:42
A number of people tried to block the doors to the Polish Theatre in Wrocław, which was staging a play deemed “pornographic” on Saturday.
Protestors being arrested outside the Wrocław theatre. Photo: PAP/Aleksander KoźmińskiProtestors being arrested outside the Wrocław theatre. Photo: PAP/Aleksander Koźmiński

The police detained some 20 people who stood in front of the theatre before the opening of “Śmierć i dziewczyna” (“Death and the Maiden”), a play by Elfriede Jelinek, an Austrian Nobel Prize Laureate.

The play in the city of Wrocław in western Poland includes a number of pornographic actors in the cast.

A number of Polish authorities have already expressed their negative opinion of the play.

These include the Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, who said that he disapproves of such events being partly funded from public coffers.

In a letter to the Chairman of Lower Silesia, the Culture Minister wrote that he expected a reaction, and a halting of the preparations for Saturday's premiere of the play.

A spokesperson of the Office responded by saying that the City does not intend to interfere with the freedom of artistic expression in any way. (rg/di)

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