Occupy El Paso: Black Friday Walmart Mic Check
- Source: Occupy El Paso
- Year: 2012
- Submitted by: Elana Mann
Occupy El Paso, a branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement, performed a mic check protest at a local Walmart in El Paso, TX on Friday, November 23rd, 2012, also known as Black Friday. Black Friday, the first Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday, is one of the largest consumer holidays in the United States and the start of the holiday gift buying season. During this action, the Occupy protestors confronted the ways in which massive corporations like Walmart treat their workers by employing such tactics as cutting health benefits and paying women lower wages.