Christians clash with police over 'McJesus' sculpture in Israel museum

Mail Online | 1/14/2019 | Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
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Three police have been injured after stone-throwing Christian protesters tried to force their way into a museum in Israel and tear down an 'offensive' artwork.

The clashes happened outside the Haifa Museum of Art last week in protest at the 'McJesus' sculpture, which shows Ronald McDonald bring crucified.

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Arab Christian groups say the work was disrespectful and accused Israeli authorities of being slow to respond to their complaints, which began in August when McJesus first went on show.

The first sign of trouble came on Thursday, shortly after Culture Minister Miri Regev sent a letter to the museum director asking for the sculpture to be taken down.

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Later the same day a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the building, prompting officials to station police outside.

Then, on Friday, a crowd of hundreds gathered outside before trying to force their way through the doors.

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Police used tear gas and stun grenades in an attempt to disperse the mob, who pelted them with stones in return.

Three officers were left with head injuries and had to...
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