Nurses, teachers arrested during strike in 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.

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.

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