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Anti-Israel protest disrupts BBC Proms concert in London
LONDON (AP) ' The BBC says protesters have disrupted a performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in one of Britain's most venerable concert series.
Pro-Palestinian group The Palestine Solidarity Campaign had called for the BBC to cancel the concert and urged people to boycott the event in protest.
The orchestra was due to perform at London's Royal Albert Hall on Thursday as part of BBC Proms, an annual summer concert series dating back to 1941.
Shouting and booing erupted just as conductor Zubin Mehta was about to lead the orchestra in Bruch's violin concerto.
The BBC Proms apologized on Twitter, saying that the concert's live radio broadcast was taken off the air "as a result of sustained audience disturbance."