CHICAGO (AP) — A few hundred fast-food workers demanding their pay be increased to $15 an hour have blocked traffic on a busy Chicago street.
Some of them sat in a row and linked arms in the South Side street between a McDonald’s and a Burger King and chanted, “We shall not be moved.”
After about 20 minutes, police moved in and handcuffed around nearly two dozen people who refused to disperse. Some of them waved as they were led away, drawing cheers from the other protesters.
Similar protests were planned in other cities across the country Thursday.
Police said later that 19 people were taken to an area station, issued citations for blocking traffic and released from custody.
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