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US embassy protests against the staging of a book by a convicted terrorist

27 January 2016 / 13:01:11  GRReporter
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The US Embassy in Athens has expressed its position in relation to the play "The Nash Equilibrium," which is performed on the experimental stage of the National Theatre of Greece. It is based on the book by the 17 November terrorist Savvas Xiros and on the minutes of the hearings in the trial against him and the other members of the group.

In a statement, the diplomatic mission has expressed its strong indignation at the play and the decision of its director Pigi Dimitrakopoulou to cooperate with Xiros. "While art should not be censored, we join "Os edo" ("Enough") in questioning if the public should fund the art of a terrorist", reads the text.

Ambassador David Pearce has posted it on his personal profile on the social network Twitter, stressing, "Victims group questions use of public funds to stage National Theater play based in part on book by Nov 17 terrorist."

In its message the group of terrorism victims’ relatives stresses, "The national stage, in particular its experimental part, which is funded with state funds, opens the opportunity to Mr. Xiros to create art. To become art. To present art. Obviously, the purification of Mr. Xiros already has become a constant and urgent priority for some people. It is pushed through methodically because it has a specific purpose. It is to release him not only from prison but also from the stigma of a murderer. This process is becoming a practice, with the good old methods of turning into an ideology the choice to kill innocent people. This was how Nazis acted. This was how the circle around Stalin acted. This was how fascism covered the consequences of the choice it had made."


Tags: SocietyTheatreNational Theatre of GreeceStagingBook by terrorist Savvas XirosReaction from the US Embassy in AthensGroup of terrorism victims relatives
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