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Nurses, teachers arrested during strike in Zimbabwe

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Clara Germani / October 21, 1981



Salisbury, Zimbabwe

Police in armored vehicles arrested at least 700 striking teachers and nurses demonstrating for more pay in central Salisbury, according to officers on the scene.

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Trucks carried away hundreds of teachers from outside the headquarters of the Education Ministry, journalists here said.

Police said 500 nurses had also been arrested outside the Health Ministry headquarters a few blocks away, where they were demanding to discuss pay rates with the health minister. The officers said the strikers had been arrested for obstruction and unlawful assembly.