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USA: McDonald's pay raise protest results in nine arrests

United States, Los Angeles
September 5, 2014 at 13:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least nine people were detained by police after 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. Some protesters staged a sit-in on the street and were detained.

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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At least nine people were detained by police after 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. Some protesters staged a sit-in on the street and were detained.

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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