Many criticsed the BBC last night for stopping the live broadcast of the Israel Philharmonic concert, which was barracked by a handful of well-organised agitators. When the shouting stared, Radio 3 took the concert off air and the announcer made no more than the blandest of references to the disruption, stating neither the cause nor the peaceful removal of the disrupters.
An attempt was made to resume the concert after the interval, only for a second group of objectors to make themselves heard. Once again, the luve feed was taken off air.
Some argued that since this was a news event in a public forum, the BBC should have continued its coverage – but that would only have boosted the aggrandised self-publicity that this tiny minority were seeking. By shutting down the broadcast, the BBC denied them a propaganda coup.
In retrospect, the incident was correctly and ethically handled.
See previously here.