November 24, 2012

Maine group joins Walmart protests

Occupy activists demonstrate against the retailer in Ellsworth and elsewhere.

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA — Occupy protesters in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont joined others across the nation in Black Friday pickets at Walmart stores to take issue with wages, benefits and treatment of employees of the world’s largest retailer.

In Ellsworth, one of the Maine communities where protesters appeared, about 15 activists near the city’s Walmart Supercenter held signs with slogans such as “Boycott Black Friday!”

In New Hampshire, groups demonstrated in Somersworth, Manchester, Derry, Salem and other locations.

In Williston, Vt., Walmart shoppers were greeted by about 20 protesters Friday morning. Police relocated the protesters off of the store's property.

The national efforts seemed to do little to keep shoppers away though – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it was its best Black Friday ever.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)