26 arrested during minimum wage protests in New York

Posted by News Express | 29 November 2016 | 1,730 times

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As many as 26 people were arrested here Tuesday after protests for a raise in the federal minimum wage and union rights shut down Broadway.

The bulk of the detentions were made at Liberty St. near Zuccotti Park – the epicenter of the Occupy Wall Street protests five years ago – and all detainees were charged with disorderly conduct.

Similar protests cropped up early Tuesday in other cities across the country, including Chicago, Illinois, and Boston, Massachusetts.

A strike at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, with hundreds of workers participating, was pre-announced last week.

The group behind the protests is Fight for $15, a forum for civil disobedience activists against low pay. “We’re striking, we’re protesting, we’re saying it loud and clear: We. Won’t. Back. Down,” the group’s Facebook page, with more than 300,000 likes, said Tuesday.

•Source: Anadolu Agency. Photo shows protesting US workers.

Source: News Express

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