Monday, September 14, 2009

Protesters Decry Leonard Cohen Tel Aviv Charity Concert

A small group in Montreal protested against the upcoming Tel Aviv concert by Leonard Cohen, seen here performing in 2008. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone/Associated Press)

From The CBC:

Songwriter Leonard Cohen, one of Montreal's most beloved talents, faced controversy in his hometown Saturday over his upcoming performance in Tel Aviv to benefit Palestinian and Israeli peace groups.

A handful of people — less than a dozen — showed up Saturday at a protest organized by a local pro-Palestinian group. They handed out pamphlets to passersby in front of Cohen's favourite Montreal haunt, a breakfast and bagel cafe.

Read more ....

My Comment: I would have love to have seen a picture of this gang that decided to show up at a bagel restaurant to protest. Less than a dozen (what does that mean .... 2, 3, 8 protesters?) showing up .... and this is news?

No comments: