. In an Ironic Twist, Culture Workers Who Occupied Theaters in France to Protest the Lockdown Are Now Blocking Their Reopening « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NET NEWS – Culture venues can finally reopen to the public in France after months of lockdown. But arts workers who have been occupying theaters in protest against pandemic-related closures say their needs have still not been met—and many won’t leave, preventing some theaters from reopening. For the last two months, culture workers in France have been protesting on-site at scores of theaters around the country, demanding they reopen and that staff receive better financial support. But when theaters, museums, and cinemas were finally given go-ahead to open their doors on May 19 after more than six months of lockdown, few protestors cried victory. Instead, many refused to leave the theaters where they have been camping out.

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