Sikhs Protest Play Depicting Sex Abuse and Murder in Temple

December 19, 2004

Source: BBC News

On December 19, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Hundreds of Sikh demonstrators protested outside a Birmingham theatre against a play depicting sex abuse and murder in a temple.

Five police officers were hurt during struggles at Birmingham's Repertory Theatre on Saturday night.

Two men were arrested and the theatre said some demonstrators stormed the building before the performance of Behzti (Dishonour) was cancelled.

The theatre and the Sikh community will meet police on Monday."