Kimberley Verburg writes: Here’s a little more news on the disrupted premiere party in Paris. I went to the John Howe/Alan Lee exhibition this afternoon at the Bibliothèque Nationale, which was very cool, by the way. While I was there I thought I’d take the opportunity to ask the staff what had happened last night.
A security guard said he’d been told this morning that about four hundred protesters had turned up and that the party had been gatecrashed. All the VIPs, including, apparently, one or more government ministers, quickly left and that was the end of the party. He had heard no reports of any damage, and I am happy to report that the exhibition was intact.
A staff member who had been present confirmed all of the above and added that some of the protesters had just headed for the drinks.