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Jerusalem: Hundreds partake in 'strollers' march'

Parents stage another protest rally over high prices of daycare centers, nursery schools

Omri Efraim
Published: 07.31.11, 17:49 / Israel News

Hundreds have gathers in Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon, staging a second 'strollers' march' in protest of the high prices of daycare centers and nursery schools.


Protesters began their march at the prime minister's resident and will make their way to Gan Hasus ("Horse Park"), where they will join affordable housing protesters.



A similar march is also being held in Pardes Hanna, near Haifa.


Like in the first "strollers' march,' parents participating in the Jerusalem protest are demanding a series of financial mitigation, including extending maternity leave to six months, tax mitigations for families, subsidizing basic baby products, free public transportation for babies and toddlers, maternity leave for fathers, and balancing the amount of vacation and child-sick days parents are allotted by law, to the actual number of vacation days given to children.


Activists in the parents' protest told Ynet that "stroller marches" will continue until the compulsory free education law is revised to include daycare centers and nursery schools.


Tomer Velmer and Raanan Ben-Zur contributed to this report



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