Dozen Arrests at Mine Worker Rally

5 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, May 21 2013 May 21, 2013 Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:30:00 PM CDT May 21, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Another round of protests involving United Mine Workers of America and their supporters results in about a dozen arrests in downtown St. Louis.

Several hundred protesters gathered again Tuesday near the federal courthouse, the site of a recent bankruptcy case involving St. Louis-based Patriot Coal. The protesters were peacefully arrested for sitting in the street.

Patriot filed for bankruptcy in July. Protesters are angry about Patriot's plan to cut health-care and retirement benefits. Patriot says the moves are necessary to keep the company afloat.

Similar arrests have occurred at other protests in St. Louis in recent months.

 

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