College Professors In Mosul Strike

College Professors in Mosul Strike

The professors at Mosul University announced a general strike on Tuesday, demanding an increase in pay. They were protesting that professors in Kurdish institutions of higher learning had been awarded higher pay and more benefits than was the case in the Arabic-speaking areas of Iraq.

About 1,000 Mosul students who came out for the demonstration took advantage of the occasion to protest the arrest of Saddam. They gathered in the university courtyard and then set out through the city. They were shouting slogans condemning the Interim Governing Council. (-az-Zaman).

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