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Walmart Says Use of Former Store to Detain Kids Is ‘Disturbing’

  • Retailer tweets that it’s ‘shocked and disappointed’
  • Walmart sold the Brownsville, Texas, supercenter in 2016
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Walmart Inc. stepped into the debate over the U.S. detention of migrant children -- and their forced separation from parents -- by criticizing the practice as “disturbing” in a tweet.

“We had no idea our former store would be used for such a disturbing purpose,” Walmart said in a tweet Tuesday evening, replying to a separate tweet that called for a boycott of the retailer. “We are just as shocked and disappointed as you are.”