November 29, 2013 6:16 pm -

Workers across the country are protesting at Walmart locations, and the company is having some of them arrested including, in once instance, Santa Claus.

The arrests are piling up around the country, as 9 supporters of Walmart workers were arrested this morning in Alexandria, VA. Thirteen workers and supporters were arrested in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area according to Our Walmart. In Chicago, ten people were arrested at a Walmart protest.

The ultimate bad publicity came for Walmart when they arrested Santa in Southern California today…

According to Our Walmart, the Santa shown above was soon arrested with a group of Walmart warehouse workers. Walmart will be trying to downplay these protests, but the bad publicity is impossible to avoid. Arresting Santa on their biggest shopping day of the year is not exactly the kind of publicity that Walmart wants.

Arresting Santa is the Walmart way. Walmart workers couldn’t afford Thanksgiving dinner, because 800,000 Walmart workers are paid less than $25,000 a year. Walmart workers cost taxpayers $9,000 a year each in food stamp and Medicaid costs.