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About 200 Orthodox Christians gathered…

About 200 Orthodox Christians gathered in Syntagma Square, central Athens, yesterday to demand the withdrawal of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ movie. The demonstrators carried Greek and Byzantine flags, demanding a ban on the film, based on Dan Brown’s novel, which opens tomorrow. Placards read ‘Freedom’s your right. Don’t step on ours’ and ‘Stop blaspheming the holy name of Christ.’ The Orthodox Church has criticized the best-selling thriller as offensive and misleading. ‘From a religious and historical point of view the content of the book is wholly false,’ read a leaflet distributed to churchgoers at Orthodox churches on Sunday.