Protesters Seeking Minimum Wage Hike

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Metro fast food workers plan to protest during the lunchtime rush Monday, joining thousands of others across the country in a nationwide rally for more pay.

The demonstration is at the McDonald’s located at 601 University Avenue.

Workers are fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage.

The protest coincides with the 50th anniversary of the historic Memphis sanitation strike which became a rally cry of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Local fast-food workers are also expected to announce that they will participate in six weeks of direct action and nonviolent civil disobedience beginning Mother`s Day.

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