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National Theater teachers resign en masse in solidarity with Drama School studentsprotest

A total of 42 teachers at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece’s (NTG) resigned en masse on Wednesday in solidarity with their students over a controversial presidential decree.

Protests were held on the same day with main slogan demanding the resignation of culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

The NTG’s Drama School Association of Teachers protested the decree, which equates the diplomas of drama schools with high school diplomas.

In a press conference on January 24, National Theater teachers had warned they would resign if the government failed to amend the decree by February 8.

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Protesting students have occupied the Ziller Building premises of the National Theater in downtown Athens since February 5 over the same issue and held a huge protest on Wednesday, too.

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More on the protests here.

Actors, stand-up comedians, theater workers and other performance artists held strikes last week to protest the legislation.

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