With the dynamic rallies in Athens and Thessaloniki, they culminate their actions and the 48-hour work of SEH with the support of POTHA for the withdrawal of Presidential Decree 85.
The artistic unions have made appointments at Syntagma Square in Athens and at the statue of Venizelos in Thessaloniki. At the same time, SEH decided to announce a new 24-hour response on February 8, the day on which the ultimatum of the teachers of the Drama School of the National Theater to the Mitsotakis government ended.
Acting school students, the Greek Directors Association, art school students and members of the Public Museum Employees Union are also participating in the protest rally.
In a statement they have issued, they specifically mention:
“In the barren environment created by the Government for the satisfaction of our demands, we continue our mobilizations vigorously. We already know that 50 theaters in Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa and Patras (and therefore almost double the number of performances hosted in them) are participating in the strike, while in the audiovisual sector 15 serials will stop filming for two days. Since yesterday, all the teachers of the drama schools have been participating in the work after the participation they have hosted in the Association of Higher Private Schools”.
The OLME, which held a work stoppage on Wednesday, has sided with the artists, as has ADEDY, with a three-hour work stoppage to facilitate participation in the rallies.
Yesterday, Wednesday and today, Thursday, dozens of theaters were closed while many artists are participating in the protest with banners and slogans such as “Art is science” and “Crime against Art. Down, it won’t pass.”