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Pico Rivera: Walmart Protesters Arrested While Demanding Better Wages

By    |   Friday, 14 Nov 2014 08:26 PM

Twenty-three Walmart protesters were arrested in Pico Rivera, California, on Thursday while they demanded better wages for workers at the retail giant.

Authorities say the men and women were arrested after they blocked traffic at a Pico Rivera intersection during a protest that began with a sit-down strike inside the local Walmart, The Associated Press reported.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says those detained were cited for failure to disperse and released.

A group supported by the United Food & Commercial Workers union is demanding a wage of $15 an hour and full-time work for some employees of the nation's largest retailer.

Asked to comment on the report, Walmart spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan said: "Today we focused on serving our customers, but every day we're focused on the opportunity that we offer our associates across the country."

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