Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cinderella, Snow White Arrested at Disneyland

I have been following the story of the Disney Hotel Workers since March 1. While I was in California for the Young Democrats of America Conference. As part of the conference, we marched with the workers. The photo contained here is from that march, which you can read about in this post from March.

When I read my sister the first paragraph of the following story, she thought it was from the Onion.

Hat Tip KVNU:

(AP) Cinderella, Snow White, Tinkerbell and other fictional fixtures of modern-day childhood were handcuffed, frisked and loaded into police vans Thursday at the culmination of a labor protest that brought a touch of reality to the Happiest Place on Earth.

The arrest of the 32 protesters, many of whom wore costumes representing famous Disney characters, came at the end of an hour-long march to Disneyland's gates from one of three Disney-owned hotels at the center of a labor dispute.

Those who were arrested sat in a circle on a busy intersection outside the park holding hands until they were placed in plastic handcuffs and led to two police vans while hundreds of hotel workers cheered and chanted.

The protesters were arrested on a misdemeanor count of failure to obey a police officer and two traffic infractions, said Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim police. They were cited and released, Sgt. Chris Schneider said.

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