Danish Art Show in Berlin Reopens After Muslim Threat, DPA Says
By Catherine Hickley
March 4 (Bloomberg) -- Berlin authorities said a Danish art show that caricatures Islam's holiest place will reopen with private guards after protests by Muslims, Deutsche Presse Agentur reported, citing the local council for the city's Mitte district.
The protesters had demanded the removal of a poster showing the Kaaba in Mecca with the caption "Stupid Stone,'' DPA said. Police will patrol the gallery, which is run by the Kunstverein Tiergarten, once an hour, DPA said.
The exhibition, by the Danish artists' group Surrend, opened on Feb. 22 and was closed a few days later after a group of Muslims disrupted it and threatened violence if the Kaaba poster was not removed, DPA said.
1) Danish Art Show in Berlin Reopens After Muslim Threat, DPA Says