TEWKSBURY, Mass. — Thousands of employees, customers and politicians have rallied here in support of fired Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. The crowd, estimated as high as 12,000, jammed a Market Basket parking lot off Interstate 495.
They were there to condemn the company's board of directors for refusing to consider rehiring Demoulas and his management team. Tom Gordon, of Methuen, Massachusetts, one of the fired employees, said that keeping the pressure on through rallies and customer boycotts should eventually change the board's tack.