Wal-Mart Protests Get a Little Bigger, Add Arrests
Protests against Wal-Mart's wage and employee policies last week resulted in dozens of arrests in 15 cities, mostly for trespassing and blocking the entrances to buildings, the Huffington Post reported. The arrests came as demonstrations grew to a size that the world's largest retailer couldn't ignore. In a statement, a Wal-Mart spokesperson said, "It's just a show and, with very few exceptions, the cast members don't work at Wal-Mart nor are they affiliated with the company in any way." The statement also listed reasons the company believes most of its associates aren't participating in the protests.