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Jackson Freed After Joining Workers' Protest

  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Published in Chicago

    Rev. Jesse Jackson Sensata Plant Arrest: Jackson Freed After Joining Workers' Protest

    FREEPORT, Ill. -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he joined workers at a northern Illinois plant that's slated to close because their fight to save their jobs is "the essence of the American struggle."

    Jackson was taken into custody Wednesday with about a dozen other protesters who marched onto the property at Sensata (sen-SAH'-tuh) Technologies. The company is in the process of moving its Freeport manufacturing operations to China, at a cost of 170 jobs from the Illinois plant.

    The protesters were cited for violating Freeport's trespassing ordinance and released. Jackson said the protests will continue next week.


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