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Black Friday picket line at Milwaukee Walmarts

By staff

Walmart protest in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee, WI – Pickets were held outside of two local Walmart stores, Nov. 29, in support of workers who walked out demanding a living wage. Dozens of union members, Walmart employees, students, and community members marched in front of Walmart on 27th Street on Milwaukee's South Side chanting, “They say rollback, we say fight back!”

A tow truck, a police van, multiple police cruisers and private security vehicles roamed the Walmart parking lot waiting to tow protesters’ vehicles. But out on the street, protesters received a flurry of honks in support from the Black Friday shopping traffic.

The actions in Milwaukee were part of a national day of walkouts organized by worker group OUR Walmart. According to OUR Walmart, about 1500 actions were scheduled for this Black Friday.

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