VIDEO: Egyptian artists protest culture minister at Cairo Opera House

Artists Protest at the Opera

Hundreds of Egyptian artists and intellectuals gathered outside the Cairo Opera House on Thursday evening to protest recent decisions by Culture Minister Alaa Abdel-Aziz to dismiss heads of the Cairo Opera House and Egypt's Fine Arts Sector.

The opera house's artists and administrative staff declared a strike on Tuesday evening before a live audience as the curtain was raised for Verdi's 'Aida' to demand the minister's dismissal.