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Santa Arrested At Walmart

by David Badash on November 29, 2013

in News

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While shoppers at Walmarts across the nation have trampled, pummeled, and even stabbed each other to get a few bucks off Christmas presents for their loved ones, some Walmart workers, who make an average of about $8.81 an hour, have taken to Walmart parking lots to protest their low wages.

Police decided to arrest protesters. It’s unclear if Walmart requested police make the arrests — which is likely their legal right since they are probably on Walmart property.

“Several people were arrested on Black Friday after they staged a protest demanding better working conditions outside a Virginia Walmart, according to Alexandria Police,” NBC Washington D.C. reports.

About 45 minutes into their protest, nine demonstrators were arrested for blocking traffic outside the Walmart on Richmond Highway in Alexandria. Only one person arrested was an employee at that Walmart location, News4′s Derrick Ward reported.

Over 1,000 protests were planned at Walmart locations around the country Friday.

Meanwhile, NBC notes, in “Southern California, a man dressed as Santa Claus was among the demonstrators arrested while 13 people  in Dallas arrested after sitting down in one of the city’s intersections, a spokesperson for ‘Making Change at Walmart’ said.”

That arrest reportedly was at the Ontario, California Walmart.


Image by Warehouse Workers via Twitter

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BJLincoln November 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm

All the more reason not to shop at Walmart.

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