USA: Watch protesters invade McDonalds, nine detained

Published on 4 Sep 2014, 21:44
Video ID: 20140904-050

W/S Protesters inside McDonald's
M/S Protester shouting at McDonald's employee
M/S Protesters
W/S People leaving McDonald's
M/S Protesters
M/S People leaving McDonald's and man eating
M/S McDonald's sign
W/S Protesters marching
C/U A protester
M/S Protesters with sign reading in English: "Poverty jobs damage LA"
M/S Protesters marching
C/U Banner reading in English: "No! Insecure McJob! Yes! Living wage! I'm in McJob Korea"
W/S Protesters marching
W/S Banner on building reading (in English): "Fight for $15 LA"


Hundreds of McDonald's employees protested in Los Angeles Thursday, demanding a minimum wage of $15 (€11.58) per hour. The protest started at 5 a.m. local time (1200 GMT) at a McDonald's on 1071 Martin Luther King Boulevard, spreading to other McDonald's locations on West 5th Street, South Flower Street and 330 South Broadway Street.

After the march, some of the protesters entered the McDonald's on Broadway and asked employees on shift to join them. Nine people were detained by Los Angeles Police.

Earlier this week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a proposal to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 (€10.23) by 2017. The current minimum wage in California is $9 (€6.95) per hour, and is set to increase to $10 (€7.72) per hour in 2016.

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