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Walmart Workers Arrested in Nationwide Protests

21 people arrested in Los Angeles protest


Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting 2011 630 bannerWalmart (WMT) workers were arrested in a nationwide protest to stop illegal firings and to increase wages on Thursday.

The protests, which spanned 15 cities, were attended by current Walmart employees, former Walmart employees and supporters. During the Los Angeles protest held in the Chinatown district, where a Walmart is planned to be built, police arrested 21 protesters. The arrested individuals included seven Walmart workers and 12 member of the clergy. They were arrested for blocking an intersection and failing to disperse, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Seven people were arrested at the protest that took place in an Orange County Fla. Walmart’s parking lot. The protesters were arrested after they blocked the entrance to the store.

Three protesters in New York were arrested on their way to deliver a petition to Christopher Williams, who is a Walmart board member. The protesters were arrested for disorderly conduct, trespassing and blocking the entrance to the building containing Williams’ office.

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