KPCC: Paramount Walmart workers’ strike
By Lauren Osen | November 23rd, 2012, 10:54am
Update 12:46 p.m.: Officials say that a large group of protesters walked out into the street at the intersection of Lakewood Blvd. and Century Blvd. in front of the Walmart in Paramount and when they were told to disperse they did so. However nine protesters, who planned on being arrested, were arrested by sheriff’s deputies.
Of those arrested, three are current Walmart employees, one is a former employee, one is a family member of an employee, and the rest are clergy members there to support the protest.
“Before noon today over 1,000 people were protesting at the Walmart in Paramount. They protested peacefully but at one point over 1,000 people went out into the street and began to block traffic,” L.A. County Sheriffs Dept. Captain Mike Parker told NBCLA.