Protesters try to persuade Beck to drop Scientology

Campaigners organise protest against the religion in New York

American protesters have tried to persuade Beck to renounce Scientology, describing the movement as a “cult”.

Campaigners gathered outside the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York last night (September 18), where Scientologist Katie Holmes was performing, to send anti-Scientology messages to the musician and other celebrity followers.

The protesters held up posters and flags bearing slogans, including, “Run, Katie, run! And take Beck with you” and, “Free Katie, keep Tom [Cruise]”, reports The Sun.

Holmes was appearing at the theatre for her first appearance in the play ‘All My Sons’, joined by her husband Tom Cruise, who watched from the audience.

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