A group protesting the appearance of Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, on a BBC public affairs show Thursday night burst through the main gates of the BBC's studios in London. At about 5 00 p.m. the London Times reported on its website that about 20 protesters of the 600 or so who had gathered outside the building earlier in the day had succeeded in breaching security and entered the complex. One of the protesters shouted, "The BBC should be ashamed. How can you give a platform to Nazis?" But an audience member arriving for the show told the newspaper, "I'm going to go in and find out what Nick Griffin has got to say. I don't have to agree with it, but I think it's right that he is allowed on Question Time. I think everybody is entitled to their own opinion, even if you don't like them."
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