- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Police say 134 people were arrested over the weekend during a protest of hiring policies at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The New Haven Register reports (https://bit.ly/1McHlp4 ) that demonstrators marched on Saturday from downtown to Yale-New Haven. They were demanding more local jobs at the hospital to relieve what they said was a jobs crisis in New Haven’s “hardest hit” communities.

The protest was led by New Haven Rising, a citywide grassroots organization.

The demonstrators were arrested while sitting in the middle of the intersection of Ward Street and Sylvan Avenue. They consisted of members of New Haven Rising, various Yale University unions and undergraduate organization Students Unite Now.

A statement from Yale-New Haven Hospital said they do employ many local residents and will continue focusing on those opportunities.



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Information from: New Haven Register, https://www.nhregister.com

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