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Woman wearing anti-Trump sign barred from attending festival at Lincoln Center

The 8-by-11-inch sign read ‘No! In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America.’

world Updated: Feb 23, 2017 11:22 IST
Jenny Heinz, who estimates she has been to hundreds of performances at the Lincoln Center over the years, at her house in New York.
Jenny Heinz, who estimates she has been to hundreds of performances at the Lincoln Center over the years, at her house in New York.(NYT Photo)

A woman has claimed that she was barred from attending a performance at New York City’s Lincoln Center because she refused to remove an anti-Trump sign affixed to the back of her jacket.

Jenny Heinz, a longtime Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic subscriber, said it happened this month at David Geffen Hall when she went to see the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

The 8-by-11-inch sign read ‘No! In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America.’

Jenny Heinz holding the anti-Trump sign. (NYT Photo)

She said she had been wearing it ever since she attended a protest outside the Trump Tower in November.

“At what point does one draw the line?” Heinz, 72, said. “We are talking about freedom of expression.”

Lincoln Center officials refunded Heinz’s ticket, though they declined to discuss the incident with the Times.

Heinz said the centre’s vice president for concert halls and operations told her during a meeting with her lawyer that signs were not allowed inside the performance halls or on the plaza.