FREEPORT, Ill. — The Rev. Jesse Jackson was arrested yesterday with a group of protesting northern Illinois workers during an act of civil disobedience in Freeport.
Michael Peery, a spokesman for Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, tells The Associated Press that Jackson was taken into custody Wednesday with about a dozen workers. He is expected to be released later in the day.
Freeport police didn’t immediately have comment.
Sensata (sen-SAH’-tuh) Technologies is owned by Bain Capital and in the process of moving its Freeport manufacturing operations to China. That’ll cost Freeport 170 jobs.