Part-time and temporary arts workers, striking artists and theater personnel, known as 'intermittents', applaud, during a general assembly, in Avignon, France, Friday, July 4, 2014. Organizers of one of Europe?s premier theater festivals are cancelling some shows amid a protest movement by cultural workers over changes to their off-season unemployment benefits. The director of the Festival d?Avignon, Olivier Py, told journalists in Avignon that two plays scheduled for Friday?s opening night have been called off. The CGT union announced a strike, but it?s unclear how many workers will take part. Banner reads :"That we defend, we defend for all". (AP Photo/Claude Paris)