Saving Jesus! Theatre-goer Storms Passion Play Stage And Attacks ‘Roman Soldier’ To Stop Jesus ‘Being Crucified’

A theatre-goer has launched a bizarre attack on a Roman soldier in a bid to rescue Jesus from being crucified. The drama unfolded during a performance of a biblical play – with the attacker barging on stage screaming “I am not going to let Jesus die”.Saving Jesus! Theatre-goer Storms Passion Play Stage And Attacks ‘Roman Soldier’ To Stop Jesus ‘Being Crucified’ 1Video shows the moment the unnamed man leaps on stage in Nova Hartz town centre in south Brazil last night to launch his surprise defence of the Christian messiah. He then slams the head of an actor playing a Roman soldier with a motorcycle helmet before booting the captor clear of “Christ”.Saving Jesus! Theatre-goer Storms Passion Play Stage And Attacks ‘Roman Soldier’ To Stop Jesus ‘Being Crucified’ 2William da Silva, the city’s planning director, said more than 1,000 people were in the town square watching and at first no one could believe what was happening.Saving Jesus! Theatre-goer Storms Passion Play Stage And Attacks ‘Roman Soldier’ To Stop Jesus ‘Being Crucified’ 3He said: “The man leaped up from the middle of the audience and no one guessed what he was about to do. Witnesses reported the attacker was shouting ‘he was not going to let Jesus die’ before he barged on stage.” Actors then rushed to subdue the man who continued to lash out as fists flew. Meanwhile the actor playing Jesus remained calm and in character amid the chaos.Saving Jesus! Theatre-goer Storms Passion Play Stage And Attacks ‘Roman Soldier’ To Stop Jesus ‘Being Crucified’ 4Shocked director Adriano Ferreira, who manages a company of 80 actors, said: “There are some things that are just inexplicable. “We halted the play for a few moments, but as no one had been injured, we decided to continue with the staging.” Samir Rodrigues, the actor who was beaten with the helmet, was shaken but unharmed. An audience member later said: “We had to do a double take because we weren’t sure whether this was meant to happen or not.”Saving Jesus! Theatre-goer Storms Passion Play Stage And Attacks ‘Roman Soldier’ To Stop Jesus ‘Being Crucified’ 5Police have launched an investigation into the incident after a formal complaint of assault was lodged by the victim. The outraged man is alleged to suffer from mental health problems and drug abuse and is known to police. It comes as the Christian world celebrates Easter with crucifixion reenactments.Saving Jesus! Theatre-goer Storms Passion Play Stage And Attacks ‘Roman Soldier’ To Stop Jesus ‘Being Crucified’ 6Photo Credit: Getty

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