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WATCH: Walmart Protesters Arrested in NYC

WATCH: Walmart Protesters Arrested in NYC

On Thursday thousands of Walmart workers across 15 U.S. cities went on strike to demand higher wages. According to Gothamist, three Walmart protesters were arrested in NYC after trying to deliver a petition to one of Walmart's board members, Christopher Williams.

According to Making Change at Walmart, the petition is demanding that Walmart commit to giving workers a minimum full-time salary $25,000 or $12 an hour, along with reinstating workers who were fired for going on strike.

According to USA Today, protesters argue that Walmart employees make just over the mandatory minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. However, Wal-Mart spokesperson Brooke Buchanan said that full-time associates make an average of $12.80 an hour.

You can see the arrest taking place Thursday morning in the Vine video below from Mariya Pylayev.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla

 

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