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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:42 PM

Black Friday: 9 protesters arrested outside Wal-Mart in Paramount

Source: LA Times

Authorities arrested nine protesters, including a man wearing a priest's collar, outside a Wal-Mart in Paramount, Calif., for sitting down in the middle of a street and refusing to budge.

Around noon Friday, Los Angeles sheriff's deputies peacefully handcuffed the four women and five men, arresting them on suspicion of illegally assembling. The nine were participating in a rally that drew about 400 Wal-Mart employees, union members and others agitating for better working conditions at the world's largest retailer.

Dozens of other organized rallies also occurred Friday outside Wal-Mart stores around the country, including one in Duarte and one in Los Angeles' Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood.

As sheriff's helicopters buzzed overhead, the protesters were peacefully handcuffed and led away by deputies while the crowd applauded and chanted, "We support the workers. We support them!"

Protesters earlier were also singing, "We shall overcome ... Wal-Mart land!"

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-black-friday-protest-arrest-20121123,0,6435188.story

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Reply Black Friday: 9 protesters arrested outside Wal-Mart in Paramount (Original post)
Tab Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
SoapBox Nov 2012 #3
SoapBox Nov 2012 #2
SoapBox Nov 2012 #7
triplepoint Nov 2012 #4
savannah43 Nov 2012 #6
savannah43 Nov 2012 #5
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #8
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #9

Response to Tab (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:45 PM

1. LA Sheriffs supporting their corporate masters. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:46 PM

3. Ditto.

Baca is one of the worst.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:46 PM

2. Bravo folks!

The spin that BullyMart will spew, will be amazing.

Maybe they will claim "record" sale? Or some other bullshit anyways...

Remember, How do you know that a Corporate Spokesperson is lying...the lips are moving!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:11 PM

7. HEY, did I say it or what!?!?

Just saw this article on Yahoo:

http://news.yahoo.com/protests-greet-shoppers-wal-marts-nationwide-215954311--finance.html

"Protests greet shoppers at Walmarts nationwide"

...in the article:

" Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it was its best Black Friday ever."

Uh HUH! Who can call it? ME!

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:51 PM

4. "People" Love To Shop....

 

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Response to triplepoint (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:07 PM

6. George was prescient--he knew Honey Boo Boo was coming.

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:26 AM

8. That is funny

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:17 AM

9. LOL!

Let's hear it for the "absentee shoppers"!

And the ending is a real gem:

Trish Legaway, manager of Sacramento's Wal-Mart, had a stark warning for consumers:

"You don't show up and buy something? We'll be forced to offer workers health care, full-time employment and raise prices by one percent. Think about that."


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