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Paris theatre puts on play described as blasphemous

12 December 2011 Last updated at 07:47 GMT

Riot police in Paris have been brought in to protect a city centre theatre putting on a play said to be blasphemous by many Catholics.

A group of young Catholic activists has already disrupted another play said to be offensive, but critics say they are attacking the right to free speech.

Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.