Protests continue through Detroit in the fight for $15

Fast food and other service workers walked off the job in a nationwide protest Tuesday.

Demonstrators blocked traffic forcing police to haul them away in handcuffs - the efforts all part of the National Day of Action, demanding the minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour. Here at home, dozens were arrested outside of a Detroit McDonald's this morning.

A second protest is underway this evening on the west side of Detroit at Plymouth Road where a Detroit police super-sized bus stands at the ready. But there has been no sign that police will need it, with no arrests during what has been a peaceful protest.

They are trying to do is convince people to give $15 an hour. This is a nationwide effort, Detroit is one of 340 cities where low income workers are demonstrating peacefully to try and convince lawmakers to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

This morning things didn't go so well for protesters. About 36  people were arrested this morning outside a McDonald's in Detroit on Grand River

Detroit is one of the many cities where workers demonstrating.

Renita Wilson makes $8.15 an hour and was at the morning protest.

"I was arrested today because I stood is there and I was asked to move, but I didn't because I wanted to stand for what was right," she said. "What's right is I want $15 and a union."
 


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