Italy’s Performing Artists Protest Budget Cuts With One-Day Strike

“Most of Italy’s cinemas, theatres and concert halls closed for the day on Monday in protest against culture budget cuts, amid ongoing outrage over poor maintenance of the country’s major ancient monuments. The government is cutting a total of 280 million euros (382 million dollars) in culture budgets over the next three years, including 58 million euros a year from the culture ministry alone.”

Source: Agence France-Presse 11/22/10