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By Tara MacIsaac

Jul 21, 2011

Wal-Mart Free NYC reported on Thursday that Wal-Mart representatives had met with development company Related Companies in Brooklyn this week. The group rallied in Brooklyn to protest any negotiations that might lead to the corporation securing a location in the city.

According to the Related Companies, no meeting occurred with Wal-Mart on Thursday. Wal-Mart's public relations representative also stated that the retailer has not announced any sites in the city.

The protesters gathered in front of the development company's office on Columbus Circle, demanding for the company to halt negotiations and hold a public meeting.

Whether or not a meeting took place on Wednesday, according to Councilman Charles Barron's statements at a City Council hearing earlier this year, as well as a statement from the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Related Companies and Wal-Mart are in negotiations.

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