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Local Black Friday Protests at Walmart

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

A roundup of Black Friday protests at Walmart for the Walmart Strikers and a 25K wage.

Local Black Friday P...
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Across the country, strikers at over 1,500 Wal-Mart stores were getting arrested, were marching en-mass to stores, and making a ruckus. In Los Angeles, we had an unexpected cold snap and an unusually heavy rain which kept the Black Friday rally at the Crenshaw Walmart to 250 people. Despite this, nationally, this was the biggest Black Friday protest in history, exceeding last year's, which was the biggest up to that time.

Follwing up on the 54 activists and workers arrested on November 8th in front of the Chinatown Walmart, activists in cities across the countries conducted organized civil disobediences with over 100 people getting arrested, several as near as Ontario in the Inland Empire.

Protests also happened in South Gate, at the Sam's Club, by community members who were fighting the development of a Walmart there. Ontario, Long Beach, Baldwin Park also had events.

There were notices online of events in Torrance, Baldwin Park, and Panorama City, but no reports or photos from Black Friday 2013 could be found online. It's important to document these actions for future history.

There's a big repository of photos here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.662204623802805.1073741829.476473675709235&type=1

Ontario CA civil disobedience

Videos by Mel Wang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiWs2Qi-r_o&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEf-CWZbh9I&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3baKBv1Z3WY&feature=youtu.be

South Gate Sam's Club

https://www.facebook.com/NoWalmartInSouthGateCalifornia

Occupy Long Beach

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.764492523578730.1073741834.281643208530333&type=1

Panorama City plans for Dec. 21

https://www.facebook.com/events/1409980895901487/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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Rainy

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Rainy...
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It was rainy, but people still turned out.

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Worker after Speaking

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Worker after Speakin...
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I forgot her name, but she's up in one of the videos about Southern California Walmart workers.

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Worker Makes a Speech

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Worker Makes a Speec...
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I think his name is Anthony Goytia.

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Thanksgiving Symbolism

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Thanksgiving Symboli...
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Santa Ana Mexican Cultural Center's Son Jarocho Band

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Santa Ana Mexican Cu...
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Ontario Civil Disobedience - Santa Busted

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Ontario Civil Disobe...
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Please check out the videos and photos linked above.

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Occupy Long Beach

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Occupy Long Beach...
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Occupy Long Beach

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Occupy Long Beach...
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South Gate No Walmart Group

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

South Gate No Walmar...
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Another Crenshaw Photo

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Another Crenshaw Pho...
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We were on the sidewalk along Crenshaw.

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Sunday, a Letter to Baldwin Park

by nobody Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Sunday, a Letter to ...
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by Joe Bleer

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