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Savannah Walmart protest draws crowd

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Several people were lined up outside of the Walmart on Abercorn St. on Black Friday, protesting for higher pay, less costly benefit packages and better treatment of employees. Many of the protesters do not even work for Walmart.

"The average workers work 29 hours with no benefits and the majority are on food stamps. This is a huge company and they can afford to put their workers on 40 hours and put them on benefits," said Louise Franklin, protester.

It was all part of a nationwide protest. The union that organized the demonstrations estimates 1,000 protests occurred in 46 states. Walmart claims that number is exaggerated.

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