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Rev. Jackson Arrested

Rev. Jackson Arrested

Rev. Jesse Jackson arrested in protest

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been arrested in a group of protesting northern Illinois workers during an act of civil disobedience.

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.

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.

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Company officials say most of the plant's revenues are generated in Asia, making the move a logical decision.

The civil rights leader has been among other high-profile supporters who've visited the workers. The Rev. Al Sharpton recently held a rally in Freeport.

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