‘Occupy San Diego’ targets Wal-Mart on Black Friday

By Eric W. Dolan
Sunday, November 27, 2011 11:21 EDT
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Protesters affiliated with “Occupy San Diego” took their demonstration to two Wal-Mart stores on Black Friday.

A group of protesters filled shopping carts with merchandise and congregated at the check out lines at their first target, a Wal-Mart on on Murphy Canyon Road in San Diego, California.

“Citizens of WalMart!” they chanted. ”Greetings, and welcome-back from the food coma. In the spirit of holiday giving, we believe a discussion is in order about the meaning of value and low cost.”

“For every low price product purchased at Wal-Mart, scores of communities pay the difference. Every price drop represents mistreated workers, who still can’t feed their families, who still cannot afford their homes, and still can’t pay off their tuition.”

“Act locally! Shop small business! Buy American! Thank you, exit safely, and remember to smile,” the four-minute long chant concluded.

Police were called and arrived on the scene, but no arrests were made, according to NBC San Diego.

The protesters then took their demonstration to another Wal-Mart on Shawline Street.

Watch video of the demonstration, uploaded to YouTube, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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