Primary teachers in Nigeria protesting for the minimum wage have been attacked by police in Benue state, Nigeria.

Armed police fired tear gas at the protestors, who were marching to Government House in a protest called by the National Labour Council (NLC). The teachers refused to let the chairman of the NLC negotiate with the government on his own and instead insisted that the education minister come out to speak to them as had been promised. As a result, according to , they were subsequently surrounded by police, who proceeded to beat them and this combined with the tear gas caused many injuries as the teachers tried to run away.

This is only the latest in a series of actions by the Nigerian National Union of Teachers to secure a living wage for teachers who are not even paid the minimum $114 a month.

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