Local & Regional
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.