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Listen to Rev. Jesse Jackson’s exclusive interview with the TJMS the day after his arrest.

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.

Read more at http://www.blackamericaweb.com/news/top-news/rev-jackson-arrested-protest-workers

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