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USA: Watch protesters invade McDonalds, nine detained00:57

USA: Watch protesters invade McDonalds, nine detained

United States, Los Angeles
September 4, 2014 at 04:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of McDonald's employees protested in Los Angeles Thursday, demanding a minimum wage of $15 (€11.58) per hour. The protest started at 5 a.m. local time (1200 GMT) at a McDonald's on 1071 Martin Luther King Boulevard, spreading to other McDonald's locations on West 5th Street, South Flower Street and 330 South Broadway Street.

After the march, some of the protesters entered the McDonald's on Broadway and asked employees on shift to join them. Nine people were detained by Los Angeles Police.

Earlier this week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a proposal to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 (€10.23) by 2017. The current minimum wage in California is $9 (€6.95) per hour, and is set to increase to $10 (€7.72) per hour in 2016.

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Hundreds of McDonald's employees protested in Los Angeles Thursday, demanding a minimum wage of $15 (€11.58) per hour. The protest started at 5 a.m. local time (1200 GMT) at a McDonald's on 1071 Martin Luther King Boulevard, spreading to other McDonald's locations on West 5th Street, South Flower Street and 330 South Broadway Street.

After the march, some of the protesters entered the McDonald's on Broadway and asked employees on shift to join them. Nine people were detained by Los Angeles Police.

Earlier this week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a proposal to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 (€10.23) by 2017. The current minimum wage in California is $9 (€6.95) per hour, and is set to increase to $10 (€7.72) per hour in 2016.