March 17th, 2022
NAACP seeks apology, pickets Corvallis Fred Meyer
CORVALLIS — More than 100 people marched Saturday from Franklin Square Park to the Corvallis Fred Meyer Store in a protest organized the Linn Benton NAACP.
According to the Corvallis Gazette-Times, the organization is demanding that Fred Meyer apologize or face a. boycott for discrimination that three women say they experienced when stores employees allegedly followed them around the Corvallis store and refused to accept checks based on the color of their skin.
The G-T reported that when pressed by the crowd outside the store, corporate affairs director Jeffery Temple said, "If anyone had a bad experience, I apologize."
The NAACP branch gave Fred Meyer until Wednesday to publicly apologize and commit to serving customers without discrimination, according to the newspaper.
• NAACP press release listing demands and calling for march on Corvallis Fred Meyer Store (March 11)
• Gazette-Times story on Saturday's march
• Video: NAACP Fred Meyer protest (March 12, Corvallis Gazette-Times)
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