Ahead of Israeli Show, pro-BDS British Protesters Disrupt Radiohead Concert

The band's lead vocalist, Thom Yorke, had called a letter signed by high-profile artists urging the band to boycott Israel 'offensive'

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Thom Yorke performing with his band, Radiohead, at the Glastonbury festival, June 23, 2017.
Thom Yorke performing with his band, Radiohead, at the Glastonbury music festival, June 23, 2017.Credit: Grant Pollard/Invision/AP
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British protesters disrupted the band Radiohead’s performance at a festival in Britain over its upcoming performance in Tel Aviv on July 19.

Some waved Palestinian flags and raised a banner reading “Israel is an apartheid state. Radiohead, don’t play there,” the London-based website Jewish News reported. Some members of the audience shouted “free Palestine,” as well.

Radiohead performed as the headliner at the Glastonbury Festival in southwest England on Friday. The band was greeted with applause as it took the stage, according to the report.

Dozens of high-profile artists had signed a letter sent to Radiohead in February urging the band to cancel its July performance in Tel Aviv. Earlier this month, Radiohead singer Thom Yorke said the letter was “offensive” and called out those who signed it for assuming the band is not informed on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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