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October 26, 2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson freed after arrest at Sensata workers’ protest in Illinois over lost jobs

FREEPORT, Ill. — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he joined workers at a northern Illinois plant that’s slated to close because their fight to save their jobs is “the essence of the American struggle.”

Jackson was taken into custody Wednesday with about a dozen other protesters who marched onto the property at Sensata (sen-SAH’-tuh) Technologies. The company is in the process of moving its Freeport manufacturing operations to China, at a cost of 170 jobs from the Illinois plant.

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