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• The Associated Press reports that "three people participating in a New York City protest against Wal-Mart have been taken into police custody. About 20 employees, former employees and supporters gathered Thursday outside a Manhattan building where a member of the company's board of directors has an office. They delivered a petition calling for improved working conditions and reinstatement of workers they say were fired for engaging in labor activities."

The three protestors were charged with disorderly conduct.

Fox Business notes that "the arrests came amid a nationwide protest, says Making Change at Wal-Mart, a coalition of Wal-Mart worker activists. The group says protests will be rolling out throughout the day in 15 cities from coast to coast, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Miami and New York. The demonstrators are demanding a hike in pay at the nation’s biggest retailer to a minimum $25,000 annually, and the reversal of disciplinary actions allegedly filed against 80 workers due to their involvement in Wal-Mart protests last Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving."

And MSNBC reports that while "hundreds of Wal-Mart employees took part in demonstrations in 15 cities Thursday," the protest actions have been "somewhat muted."
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