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November 25, 2005

Protestors Stop Shoppers at Starfish Market

This just sounds very counterproductive:

Nov. 23, 2005 –– Truck driver Shaka Anthony was at Starfish Market Wednesday to join the checkout lane slowdown spearheaded by St. Croix activist Mario Moorhead and his followers.

"It's just the right thing to do," he said.

About a dozen protestors paid for bottled water with pennies at the slowdown, but Anthony did not give a concrete answer when the Source asked him what the issues were surrounding the event.

"I don't know. I'm just here," he said.

He said he lost a day's pay - usually around $450 per day - to attend the protest.

Moorhead was not one of the people who tied up the store's checkout lanes. Instead, he remained outside. He refused to comment on the issues, but St. John Administrator Julian Harley said later that the protest leaders met with the FBI via video conferencing. He said they wanted to know why the police had named suspects in the David Geiger murder case, but not in Esther Frett's alleged rape.

This is the second protest against Starfish Market, St. John's largest supermarket and by many accounts, a store that's extremely generous when it comes to donating food for community events.

More here from the Source.

Posted by afinta at November 25, 2005 09:08 AM

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