After sixteen living wage protesters held a sit-in in the Mariott lobby yesterday, police arrested three of them for trespassing. One of those three, Andrew Holden, was also arrested in June of 2001 at the Omni, in that case for chaining himself to an elevator. Said Holden,
“We want to meet to make our point very directly. The Marriott not paying its employees a living wage is a situation of abuse.” Holden expressed hope that his arrest may make it possible for him to meet with the hotel’s owner, who has thus far refused to meet with the living wage advocates. Abby Fox has the story in today’s Cavalier Daily.