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1 Arrest In Protest At London's Globe Theater

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Members of the Habima theatre company from Tel Aviv, Israel, rehearse at the Globe Theatre in central London on May 28, 2012 ahead of their performance of a Hebrew version of Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' as part of the programme of cultural events being offered for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The production is part of the 'Globe to Globe' World Shakespeare Festival season where 37 international theatre groups will present all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in 37 different langu | Getty Images

LONDON — British police say a man has been arrested after pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted a performance by the Israeli national theater company at the Globe Theater in London.

Tel Aviv's Habima company was performing Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" on Monday evening during the "Globe to Globe" festival when a small number of demonstrators unfurled banners and displayed a Palestinian flag.

Metropolitan Police said one man was arrested for assault on a security guard and remains in custody.

The "Globe to Globe" festival includes companies from six continents, including the world's most populous countries, China and India, and the youngest – South Sudan, which recently became an independent nation.

The festival will see all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays performed in 37 languages, from Urdu to Swahili, over six weeks in 2012.

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