Police cite some Indy minimum wage protesters

McDonald’s workers in Indianapolis gathered Thursday morning to take part in a 150-city strike. (WISH Photo/Marcus Collins)
McDonald’s workers in Indianapolis gathered Thursday morning to take part in a 150-city strike. (WISH Photo/Marcus Collins)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — McDonald’s workers in Indianapolis were given citations by police while taking part in a 150-city strike.

They’re fighting for their wage to be increased to $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

Workers gathered in front of the McDonald’s, located at 3745 North Post Road, on Indianapolis’ east side. More than 30 police officers were also there.

Protesters say they planned to stage a brief sit in, stop traffic and then get arrested. Shortly before 11 a.m., a handful of protesters were led away but were not arrested. They were given citations by police.

Similar protests were planned in cities around the country. The movement has been called Fight for 15.

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