Wal-Mart to Occupy Movement: “We Serve the 99%”
The anti-capitalist Occupy movement targeted Wal-Mart yesterday on Black Friday.
Lillian Kuehl holds a sign in front of Walmart in Renton during an Occupy Seattle protest. A few dozen protesters gathered in front of the store and briefly marched through the store during the Black Friday protest. Photo: JOSHUA TRUJILLO / SEATTLEPI.COM
On Friday, several members of the Occupy Seattle group protested outside of Wal-Mart.
In response, Wal-Mart released this statement to the Obama-endorsed anti-capitalist movement.
The Seattle-PI reported:
A spokesman for Walmart emailed this statement when asked about the Renton protest:
“Customers know Walmart is focused on serving ‘the 99 percent.’ We’re helping to lower the cost of living for millions of Americans by providing more convenient access to healthy food and making basic financial services more affordable for underserved customers. At the same time, we’re creating and supporting some of the best jobs in all of retail.”
Well said, Wal-Mart.