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Lawsuit: Memphis police threatened, followed labor activists
Mar 1, 2017 - Associated Press Financial Wire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis police have followed labor organizers home after meetings, ordered fast-food workers not to sign petitions, threatened them with arrest and put some on a list requiring them to have a police escort when they visit City Hall, activists charge in a federal lawsuit.

The activists, who are pushing for higher wages and union rights at fast-food restaurants like McDonald's, sued the City of Memphis on Wednesday.

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