Occupiers Gather Outside Walmart

By: KKTV
By: KKTV
The fourth Walmart protest of the holiday season is mobilized outside the superstore on East Platte at noon Friday.

AP

If you need to go to Walmart Friday, it could take you a little longer than usual.

Occupy Colorado Springs have mobilized a protest outside an eastside Walmart, their fourth protest of the retail giant for the 2011 holiday season.

Protesters will continue their "12 Walmarts of Christmas" by urging shoppers to boycott corporate superstores like Walmart.

A Facebook page promoting the event states that Walmart has pursued profit "at the expense of human values," and has eliminated jobs for Americans by sending jobs overseas.

Customers can expect to see protesters at the East Platte Walmart until 3 p.m. The "Occupy" group has previously protested outside the Walmarts on 8th Street, Powers and Palmer Park, and North Academy near Chapel Hills Mall.


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