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VIDEO: Boston Police Tussle With Whole Foods Opponents Over Banner

At the first meeting of Whole Foods Market with the Jamaica Plain community, protesters

Whole Foods Market held a community meeting about its new store in Jamaica Plain, set to open in the late fall, according to company officials who spoke at the meeting.

The meeting, which was held at the , was disrupted when two protesters unfurled a banner on the second floor of the auditorium. The banner read "Displacement: What Will Whole Foods Do About It?" Police arrested those persons.

Later, during a comment period, protesters standing in line to speak were holding a banner. Police tugged it away from the protesters, as seen in this video.

Shortly afterward, police closed the meeting and had everyone leave the school.

[Editor's note: I apologize for the "stretched" quality of the video, because I was holding the camera vertically.]

For more, check back with JP Patch. We will have full coverage, including video of the arrests, photos and much more.

veronika hartt June 09, 2011 at 06:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99DoLirHO-g&NR=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APs76Cd6fbI&feature=related i am not alone. throw all the insults you want.
Matt June 09, 2011 at 06:42 PM
veronika, everyone here is well aware of Whole Food's CEO's position on healthcare. They are also aware that his employees receive a benefits package that is the envy any retail worker, let alone many Americans. What businesses do you protest and/or boycott due to them not offering their employees a reasonable healthcare package?
Sureno June 13, 2011 at 10:25 PM
started working at trader joes a month ago(the hawaiian shirts by the way are for "full time" employees).I was also an employee at Whole Foods in Alewife... and night baker in Holyoke...and a warehouse/office employee at Newbury Comics... and an escort service body guard/driver...and a shipping container unhauler... a coach/trainer for amatuer and professional fighters...shipping and recieiving manager at a bicycle retailer....countless warehouses/shipping jobs over the years. my job doesnt define me, it pays my bills. so where do all you sociopath,online stalkers work? and if any of you want to come stalk me at home on creighton st, just message me and we can meet in person. so, which of you cowards wants to list where you work and live and post your real name and fotos? my sur name is legally squadrille, which was a mispelling on a birth certificate of my "father" when he was born in French occupied Austria. most my family has either corrected it, or has not needed to correct it. it is pronounced squadrilli.
jeff October 04, 2011 at 02:41 PM
OMG This is better than an episode of Jerry Springer keep it up people this is how things get done do you think any of this will have any bearing what so ever you are all a bunch of morons JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!
Bob from JP August 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Where have all the Whose Fooders gone?

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