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Protestors Swarm Club with Banton Inside

About 50 demonstrators were at Hollywood's Cabana Club on Thursday night to protest the venue's rebooking of homophobic reggae artist Buju Banton.

Jim Key of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, which called for the protest, said that he had earlier attempted to confirm whether the artist was indeed going to perform that night, but the information was not released to him.

Drew Greeley, the director of marketing and promotions for the club, confirmed to Advocate.com that Banton did perform on Thursday night as scheduled.

Key said that he spoke to Greeley on Thursday evening and that the concert promoter justified the club's rebooking of Banton on the condition that the artist would refrain from using violent lyrics.

"Would you book a skinhead who wrote songs about killing black people or Jews?" Key asked Greeley, who reportedly said he understood Key's point but that it was too late to cancel the performance.

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