At least 7 Market Basket employees fired, protesters say ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jonathan Wiggs/Globe STaff On Wednesday, protesters show their support for Arthur T. Demoulas outside of the Market Basket store in Somerville. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe STaff Business at Market Basket stores across Massachusetts slowed to a trickle as employees continued their protests. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe STaff Employees have issued calls for another rally on Friday at the chain’s Tewksbury headquarters at 10 a.m. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe STaff Workers are seeking the reinstatement of former chief executive Arthur T. Demoulas. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe STaff Tim Tobin took part in the protest in Somerville. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff On Tuesday, protesters set up outside of a Market Basket in Lowell. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Deirdre O’Connor, of Lowell, normally a Market Basket shopper, had to visit the Hannaford across the street. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Market Basket workers held signs outside their Stadium Plaza store. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Market Basket workers (left to right) Michelle Mailloux, Liz Cochrane, and Idalisse Garcia took part in the protest. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Market Basket worker Antonia Rosa mopped a relatively empty aisle in Lowell. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Protesting Market Basket employees took their fight right to the beleaguered grocery chain’s 71 stores in the region. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Marie Chuang and her granddaughter Olivia Bunten of Burlington were at the Burlington store on Monday. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff John Garon, a front end manager in Burlington, looked at an empty produce cooler. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Matthew Dirico sat outside the Market Basket store in Burlington. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff A notice was seen at a store in Tewksbury. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Juan Acevedo of Lowell, a seven-year employee, held a sign in Tewksbury. Dina Rudick/Globe STaff Steve Paulenka, who was just fired from Market Basket, held up a stack of petitions he said were signed by customers in support of bringing back the former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff State Senator Barry Finegold took part in the rally for the ousted leader of Market Basket. Dina Rudick/Globe STaff Thousands of workers at Market Basket grocery stores throughout the region poured in for a rally in Tewksbury on Monday. Dina Rudick/Globe STaff Dean Joyce, a former warehouse manager for Market Basket, spoke at the protest. Dina Rudick/Globe STaff Police officers directed traffic as helicopters flew overhead and protestors chanted “Artie T.! Artie T.!” Dina Rudick/Globe STaff Yogesh Patel, a janitor at store 170 in Billerica, was among those at the protest. Dina Rudick/Globe staff One organizer put the crowd at around 5,000. Dina Rudick/Globe staff At least eight Market Basket employees were fired Sunday, including organizers of a protest. Joanne Rathe/Globe STaff More than 2,000 supporters of ousted chief executive Arthur T. Demoulas gathered outside the chain’s Tewksbury headquarters Friday. Joanne Rathe/Globe STaff Stephen Distasio is the store manager at the Raynham Market Basket. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Distasio has worked for the company for 32 years. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff There was no immediate comment from Demoulas’ leadership, or from former chief executive Arthur T. Demoulas. Joanne Rathe/Globe STaff Market Basket workers from two Fitchberg stores were transported to the rally Friday. Joanne Rathe/Globe STaff On the bus with the protesters. Joanne Rathe/Globe STaff The recent showdown is the latest extraordinary turn in a decades-long feud between two branches of the Demoulas family. Joanne Rathe/Globe STaff Despite threats of being fired by the company, employees gathered to demand the return of Arthur T. Demoulas. Joanne Rathe/Globe STaff Protesters raised their fists in a show of support for the ousted leader. Joanne Rathe/Globe STaff The employees vowed to rally again Monday and to gather outside the headquarters every day until he is reinstated as chief executive. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff A dozen managers and workers spoke at Friday's two-hour rally. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff The family of Market Basket worker Doug Hicks were among the protesters. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff People made their way to Friday's protest. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff A sign backing the ousted president. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Protesters streamed toward the company’s corporate offices Friday morning. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Larry Frost, of Lowell, a cashier at a Billerica store, had a black stripe on his badge in support of Arthur T. Demoulas. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Braedyn Greenan, 6, of Lowell, was taking part in the Friday protest to support his dad. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Brian Mamczak, 27, works at a Market Basket store in Milford, N.H. Joanne Rathe/Globe STaff Arthur T. Demoulas was fired by a board controlled by his cousin and chief rival, Arthur S. Demoulas.