Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd‘s Nick Mason, Peter Gabriel and others have signed a petition urging a reversal of Frankfurt, Germany city council’s decision to cancel a May 28th concert by Roger Waters. The concert was cancelled, due to, “his alleged status as ‘one of the world’s most well-known Anti-Semites.”

The Jerusalem Post reported upon the concert’s cancellation, “The concert was to be held at the ‘Festhalle’ complex in the German city, which had been used for the detention of 3,000 Jewish men who were arrested after Kristallnacht, between November 9th to 10th, 1938, in which Nazis attacked Jews and destroyed their property. . . 60 percent of the ‘Festhalle’ shares belonged to the municipality, the city council was able to cancel the performance. They had submitted their decision to a judge to cancel Waters’ appearance beforehand.”

Ultimate Classic Rock reported the new online petition, which was also signed by Brian Eno and Tom Morello, states in part: “The officials vilifying Waters are engaging in a dangerous campaign that purposely conflates criticism of Israel’s illegal and unjust policies with antisemitism.”

Waters and his legal team have said will file suit against what they label an “unjustifiable” reason for the cancellation, stating: “(This is) to ensure that his fundamental human right of freedom of speech is protected, and that all of those who wish to see him perform, are free to do so in Frankfurt, Munich and in any other city in any other country.”

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