Israel theatre company defies protesters at Edinburgh - Maccabee Task Force

“The message of this [International Shalom] festival is good. It shows that Israel is a multicultural place. So it’s good that I came to fight against this fight against Israel, even only for a little bit.

“I came to stand against the ignorance that BDS represents and the festival is doing that and I am glad to be a part of it.”

Incubator’s staging of the first of eight performances of The City: A Detective Hip Hop Opera was watched by an audience of 30 people at the Drummond Community High School.

Outside the venue, as police watched on, the protesters displayed a poster which read “Anti-Semitism is a crime, Anti-Zionism is a duty” and flew Palestinian flags.