FREEPORT, Ill. - Rev. Jesse Jackson was among at least a dozen people arrested Wednesday afternoon at a factory in Illinois.
Jackson was outside Sensata Technologies in Freeport, lending support to workers there.
He and a handful of Sensata employees locked arms and walked onto company property demanding to speak to plant management.
Instead, they were put in handcuffs and hauled off to jail.
The protesters were warned beforehand that they would be arrested if they came onto the property.
The sensata workers have been fighting to save their jobs that they're expected to lose by the end of the year.
Sensata is a Massachusetts based manufacturer of sensors and controls for automakers.
It is mostly owned and controlled by Bain Capital, the firm founded by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and others.