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Feature: Artists stage anti-lockdown protest in Athens

ATHENS, April 16 (Xinhua) — Over a year into the coronavirus pandemic, several artists in Greece say they have reached their limits. The prolonged lockdown is suffocating creativity, argue their representatives, who gathered in front of the country’s Ministries of Culture and Labor on Thursday to demand the immediate reopening of culture-related spaces and venues, along with tourism and the food services sector.

Greece has been in its second nationwide lockdown since Nov. 7, 2020, and while schools and certain economic sectors have been gradually reopening — as they did after the first lockdown in the spring of 2020 — the restart of the entertainment sector is still low on the government’s priority list.

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