54 People Were Arrested During A Wal-Mart Protest Last Night
More than 50 protesters were arrested Thursday night during a protest to demand better pay for Wal-Mart employees.
Protesters gathered outside the new Wal-Mart in Chinatown, supporting those workers who walked off the job. They said as many as 825,000 employees earn less than $25,000 a year, and accused the store of retaliating against those who participate in labor activism.
Authorities arrested 54 people for alleged failure to disperse after an unlawful assembly was declared, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The protest comes after a similar demonstration was held Wednesday evening outside the Wal-Mart in Paramount, where about 100 people gathered, CBS reports.
Company spokesman Kory Lundberg told the Times Wal-Mart promotes 430 workers per day on average nationwide.