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Pro-Palestine Protestors Interrupt Tania Bruguera Event in Berlin

Pro-Palestine Protestors Interrupt Tania Bruguera Event in Berlin

Artist Tania Bruguera cut short a 100-hour reading of a text by Hannah Arendt after pro-Palestine protestors interrupted the event in Berlin. The reading, a performance called Where Your Ideas Become Civic Actions (100 Hours Reading The Origins of Totalitarianism), was staged at the Hamburger Bahnhof this past weekend. During the performance, Bruguera and others read from a 1951 book in which Arendt theorized how totalitarian movements such as Nazism arise. Yet the marathon reading did not go entirely as planned. Twice, the event was interrupted—once at Bruguera’s urging and once in an unplanned protest. That latter interruption involved protestors shouting “Zionism is a crime” and other variations, and then personally confronting Bruguera. Related Articles On Instagram, a group called Thawra posted what appeared to be video of that second interruption, in which protestors accused Bruguera of platforming Zionists, supporting Israel, and failing to include Palestinians in the event. (In fact, Bruguera was one of thousands of artists who signed a recent letter that labeled the killing of thousands of Palestinians a “genocide.”) A heated moment …