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FREEPORT, Ill.(AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been arrested in a group of protesting northern Illinois workers during an act of civil disobedience in Freeport.

Michael Peery, a spokesman for Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, tells The Associated Press that Jackson was taken into custody Wednesday with about a dozen workers. He is expected to be released later in the day.

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FREEPORT (WIFR)-Jackson spent most of the afternoon in "Bainport”, the make-shift campsite that's been home to Sensata employees and their supporters for the last 40 days. Things took a turn around 4:00 p.m. when Jackson and about a dozen workers decided to march onto company property, before being arrested by police
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A caravan of about 50 former workers and supporters headed to the fire department where the people who were arrested are to be released.

Originally posted to Z. Woof on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 03:04 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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