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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Controversy: Roger Waters’ shows in Poland canceled after rejecting his position on war in Ukraine

two concerts of Roger Waters The event to be held in Poland was canceled due to outrage spread by Artist’s stance on the war between Russia and UkraineAccording to the organisers.

A representative for the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where the Pink Floyd co-founders will hold two performances in April next year, said they would no longer be there. In statements circulated by various Polish media, Lukasz Pietko of Tauron Arena said “Roger Waters’ agent decided to withdraw without giving any reason”.

In addition to repeatedly criticizing the Ukrainian government, British composer supported the idea of ​​partial autonomy of Donetsk and Lugansky, territory controlled by leaders loyal to the Kremlin. He accused Volodymyr Zelensky of being influenced by “nationalist extremists”.

Waters canceled both of their dates in Poland.

On the official website of the concert tour “This is not a drill” The demonstrations in Waters, Krakow on 21 and 22 April were scrapped.

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Krakow councilors’ plan for next week Voting on a proposal to declare Waters Person as a non-GretaTo express his “displeasure” at the situation of the musician in the face of conflict in Ukraine.

The promoters of the measure reject Waters’ position regarding “criminal Russian attack on Ukraine and war crimes committed by Russian troops”.

Controversy: Roger Waters' Shows In Poland Canceled After Rejecting His Position On War In Ukraine
The musician has repeatedly criticized the Western powers for sending weapons to Ukraine.

Earlier this month, Waters wrote an open letter to Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska that Blamed “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine for “putting their country on the path of this devastating war”.

The musician also strongly criticized NATO, and in particular Washington, for sending weapons to Ukraine, accusing it of provoking Russia.

Roger Waters’ response

Through a Facebook post, Waters said that the councilors’ initiative is due to their efforts “to encourage all those involved in the devastating war in Ukraine, especially the governments of the United States and Russia, to seek a negotiated peace.” to do”.

In the post, he explained that a peace deal is “the only way to move toward a bitter end that could mean nuclear war and the end of life on the planet.”

Waters said that The show’s cancellation is a “tragic loss” for himBecause he was excited to share his “message of love” with the Poles, calling it “harsh censorship”.

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