26 arrested during minimum wage protests in New York
Posted by News Express | 29 November 2016 | 1,730 times
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.