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BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- Police have arrested 15 protesters outside a Wal-Mart store in Bellevue.

Protesters gathered outside the store during Black Friday shopping, calling on the retailer to offer better wages for its workers. Authorities said about 100 protesters were outside the store and were asked to disperse. The Bellevue Police Department says the protesters who remained blocking the street were arrested.

Casey Hoag is a spokesman with the protesters. He says the goal of the mobilization was to get Wal-Mart's attention and also ensure that shoppers know about the wages that Wal-Mart pays its workers. The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Bellevue protests were part of a nationwide effort targeting Wal-Mart on Black Friday.

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