STRIKING PHOTOS: Walmart Workers Across the Country Walk Out and Protest on Black Friday

As AlterNet's Alyssa Figueroa notes, today thousands of Walmart workers are going on strike, and are joined by many others protesting alongside them. Figueroa interviewed one worker, Victoria Alvarez, who after five years of Walmart service only earns $11 an hour and almost lost her mobile home due to her low wages.


Workers like Alvarez are protesting in every part of the country. Here are some scenes from the demonstrations:

A group in Chicago, supported by Chicago Jobs With Justice:

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A man in Pittsburgh showing fast food worker support for the Walmart workers:

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In Durham, North Carolina:

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North Bergen, New Jersey protesters met by police:

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Protesters in Atlanta, one displaying the Hunger Games salute:

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They came out in the bitter cold of Chelmsford, Massachussetts to support strikers:

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A Walmart striker speaking about retaliation at her Apple Valley, Minnesota store:

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In Washington, D.C., striking workers show their IDs to managers through the windows:

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A Dallas striker talking to the media about conditions in his store:

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Strikers in Alexandria, Virginia had religious support:

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Louisville, Kentucky supporters:

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Supporters in Kent, Ohio:

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The United Auto Workers demonstrating in solidarity in Toledo:

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Student support in Vista, California:

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Picketing outside an Indianapolis Walmart:

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Strikes and/or protests are estimated to have hit 1600 Walmarts this year.

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