STANDING UP: A group of protesters gathered inside the Wilshire Boulevard Verizon store on Wednesday calling on the communications company to pay what they say is its fair share of corporate taxes. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com)

STANDING UP: A group of protesters gathered inside the Wilshire Boulevard Verizon store on Wednesday calling on the communications company to pay what they say is its fair share of corporate taxes. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com)

Half a dozen members from the local group People Organized for Westside Renewal rallied on Wednesday inside a Verizon store on Wilshire Boulevard as part of a national week of protesting corporate tax dodgers.

Bill Przylucki, director of the local activist organization, said the protesters were there asking store workers to fax a 77-page document to Verizon’s CEO, Lowell McAdam, accusing him of corporate tax evasion.

On Aug. 20 the Associated Press reported that four demonstrators from the National People’s Action group were arrested outside of the Verizon headquarters building where they were hoping to call out the company’s alleged frauds and bring attention to the need for Congress to act in favor of America’s poor and middle class rather than large corporations.

The Santa Monica protest played into the national group’s week of organized rallies with some scheduled for today in Minneapolis and Chicago.

Verizon said in a statement to the Associated Press that it complies with all tax laws and pays its fair share of taxes.

 

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