The Madeleine Brand Show for August 7, 2012

Residents and merchants concerned about Central LA Walmart

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Demonstrators sporting labor union tshirts and signs marched through Chinatown to protest Walmart's move to L.A.'s Chinatown.

Walmart is getting ready to move into a space in Los Angeles's Chinatown. But the retail giant is facing opposition, including an official appeal to its permits. LA County is home to a handful of Walmart stores, but this one, right near the downtown's urban heart, has triggered concerns that soon, Los Angeles may see hundreds of Walmarts dotting its streets.

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