This is worth bearing in mind. If you don’t like something, just stage a violent protest and people will give up and let you have your way. Isn’t that handy? It’s like teaching our kids that screaming and kicking someone’s shins will let them have that lollipop they’re after.
The play in question was written by a Sikh woman. It was produced in association with the local Sikh community who were approached well before it began its run, and they were provided with copies of the script and a chance to feed back any concerns they had.
This they did with a level head and a fair mind. It was with their approval that the play was opened.
Yet you still end up with a bunch of fuckwits spoiling everything and – as has been pointed out – causing censorship through violence.
The playwright and cast are not the criminals, and should not be punished. The offenders were the non-peaceful protesters who should be locked up until they learn the civilised way to get your views across.
Or – and I loathe to say this as I know how it’ll come across – fuck off back to their own country and do as they will. I am *more* than happy for Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, Hindus (etc etc etc etc) to live in this country. Hell, I *welcome* it as an opportunity for us all to learn more about our fellow mankind.
But they, as well as a noteable portion of the hunting lobby and everyone else with that pathetic primitive mindset, have to abide by the laws of the country in which they reside. If they don’t want to follow those laws, they can piss off somewhere else and fight each other into extinction… or voice their thoughts peacefully.