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Group stages Black Friday Wal-Mart protest

Group stages Black Friday Wal-Mart protest
Wal-Mart protester Karl Hilgert, dressed as Santa Claus, is led away after being arrested for failure to disperse after sitting down with nine other protesters in the middle of an intersection on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Ontario, Calif. A labor group and supporters used the Black Friday shopping period for a demonstration over wages and working conditions at Wal-Mart. (AP Photo/The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Will Lester)
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ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — A labor group and supporters used the Black Friday shopping period for a Southern California demonstration over wages and working conditions at Wal-Mart, leading to arrests of 10 people who sat down in an intersection and waited to be taken away by police.

The San Bernardino Sun reports that more than 100 demonstrators gathered near a Wal-Mart in Ontario at 6 a.m.

Supporter Karl Hilgert of Claremont, who came dressed as Santa Claus, said he planned to be arrested for civil disobedience, and he and the others were later taken into custody as they sat in a circle in the roadway.

The demonstration was one of two planned Southern California demonstrations involving Warehouse Workers United and others.

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