Thousands set out on 'stroller march' across country

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July 28, 2011 17:43

Thousands of parents on Thursdays began to march in centers across the country as part of a national "stroller march" held to protest what organizers say is the exorbitant cost of raising children in Israel.

In central Tel Aviv, some 1500 parents with strollers started to march from the corner of King George Street and Ben-Tzion Boulevard to the tent city on Rothschild Boulevard.

The protests come after organizers described on a Facebook page for the march the situation of skyrocketing real estate prices combined with nurseries that charge, on average, NIS 3,000 per month per child, as well as the high cost of formula and diapers, and the high number of school vacation days that require finding a babysitter.


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