WalMart and worker organizers disagreed on the number of protestors Photo courtesy of forrespectorg
Wal-Mart and worker organizers disagreed on the number of protestors. (Photo courtesy of

Wal-Mart Downplays Protest Efforts

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Shoppers came out in stronger force than protesters as the holiday sales season kicked off for Wal-Mart Stores, the retailer here said.

The company reported its “best ever” Black Friday sales event, serving 22 million customers as sales began Thanksgiving night.

And despite warnings that employees might walk off the job as part of union-backed protests, Wal-Mart said th

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