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The News Minute | December 22, 2014 | 3:47 pm IST

The secret screening of ‘The Interview’ to protest against the censorship of the same led to an unsuspected screening of Charlie Chaplin’s hit parody on Hitler ‘The Great Dictator’, according to a report in TechCrunch.

The screening of the film was done in an attempt to raise money for free speech charity Article 19.

The attendees for this event, which had been organized in London, Rome and San Fransisco, were asked to dress in dark suits and bring a small gift for a stranger, said the report.

The report goes on to say that a silent theatre in Los Angeles affiliated with the protest played ‘The Red Chapel’ which is a Danish film about comedians going to North Korea.

The idea behind the event, according to the report, was to generate funds to fight for freedom of expression, press and access to information, also known as Article 19.

The London screening witnessed 800 people in the audience, while in Rome and New York saw 200 and 120 people came to watch ‘The Great Dictator’ in San Francsisco.

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