December 29, 2016 

Associated Press 


A group says some Virginia Wal-Mart stores are discriminating by using security packaging on black hair products.


The Virginian-Pilot reports members of the Making Change at Walmart campaign held a news conference earlier this month, saying security boxes were being used on hair products for African-Americans at two Suffolk and Norfolk stores.


The national campaign is run by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.


This week, the group launched a television ad, asking viewers to call Suffolk Mayor Linda Johnson and “tell her to demand Wal-Mart stop.'”


Wal-Mart spokesman Phillip Keene said in a statement that the allegations are false and offensive. Keene said some products are more frequently targeted by shoplifters, thus the company takes “normal” measures to protect the items against theft.

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