Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Protesters Storm Wal-Mart in Mexico City

Chain Store Age

MEXICO CITY - About 250 protestors stormed a Wal-Mart on the outskirts of Mexico City on Tuesday, accusing the retailer of selling low-cost goods at the expense of workers, farmers and public markets, according to the Associated Press.

Protesters chanted "Out! Out!" in front of Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters in Mexico before entering the adjacent store, where they blocked aisles for about 30 minutes before leaving. There were no immediate reports of arrests, injuries or damage, the report said.

Protestors said the company’s low prices take business away from the country's traditional public markets and depress wages for workers and farmers.


  1. Interesting how the stories about how thankful people are WHEN a Wal-mart comes to town never make it to print as often as the ones telling us how evil they are. Muddy

  2. Personally I think Walmart is satan, but I stil shop there. I guess I'm selling my soul to save a few bucks. ;-)

  3. Muddy: Wal-Mart does deserve more credit than it deserves most times. I can't say i love it, but it has heped a lot of good things come to my town.

    D: I wouldn't call it selling your soul. There are more socially responsible stores to shop from, to be sure, but many of them don't locate in towns like ours.