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Walmart Black Friday protesters, Seattle, Washington, 2013.
Around 1,500 Walmart Black Friday protests nationwide led to more than 110 arrests, according to organizers. They've also drawn support from elected officials and celebrities. In Minneapolis, where 26 were arrested, Mayor-elect Betsy Hodges said "low-wage workers are united in courage: they are determined to lift their wages above poverty levels and protect dignity and respect in the workplace, and Minneapolis is joining cities across America in standing with them." In Congress:
Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown and Ed Markey, and House members Jan Schakowsky, Judy Chu, William Lacy Clay, Gwen Moore, and Jim McDermott also voiced their support in a Friday statement, saying “It is time that Walmart pays its workers a fair wage and stops trampling on their rights.” The Democrats charged that the company “has systematically and illegally retaliated against workers who have had the courage to stand up to improve conditions.”
And:
So impressed by the courage & commitment of the #WalmartStrikers today. Takes guts. I wish them success.
@MarthaPlimpton
Supporting #WalmartStrikers this Black Friday in demand for respect/justice/living wage. Give em hell. The Nightwatchman's got ur back
@tmorello
Continue reading for more pictures and tweets.

Black Friday protesters at the Hadley, Massachusetts Walmart, 2013.
Hadley, Massachusetts.
.@ForRespectSoCal .@ForRespect #WalmartStrikers   .@ChangeWalmart  Boom!!!!  Clergy does delegation to management! http://t.co/...
@bigtalbert13
RT @StuartHenry4: #WalmartStrikers Fantastic turnout in St. Paul Minnesota (maybe up to 500 people) Peaceful arrests. http://t.co/...
@ForRespect
.@Walmart has never looked this good. @CTUL_TC @TakeActionMN @SEIU26 @ufcw1189 #WalmartStrikers #makeholidayshappen http://t.co/...
@EricSchlein

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 04:32 PM PST.

Also republished by Hellraisers Journal, In Support of Labor and Unions, and Daily Kos.

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