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The Mancunian Way: A protest in art

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After a Manchester venue cancelled a Palestinian event last week, the fallout has spilled into the gallery’s other exhibitions.

Around 70 pieces of art were removed from the Manchester Open exhibition at HOME yesterday in protest of the arts venue 'silencing Palestinian voices'.

It follows the venue’s decision to cancel their Voices of Resilience show, which was billed as an evening of poetry and writing by Palestinians in Manchester and Gaza.

In a statement, HOME said it is a politically neutral space' and that the safety of staff, audiences and artists was 'paramount' The decision to cancel the show followed an open letter from the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester raising concerns.

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