Fast food workers arrested in US protests

Protesters demanding higher wages and unionization for fast food workers march near Times Square on September 4, 2014 in New YorkPolice arrested at least 44 people Thursday in New York and Los Angeles during protests by fast food restaurant workers demanding better pay and the right to form unions. In Los Angeles demonstrators gathered before dawn outside a McDonald’s restaurant in the south of the city, before a separate protest in downtown LA later in the day, in which 10 people were arrested for failing to disperse. In New York, about 20 of the protesters staged a sit-in in the street outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Times Square. Organizers said protests were called in 150 US cities, including Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Denver and Los Angeles.

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