Fast-food workers protests

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Protestors demonstrate outside a Burger King fast food restaurant calling for workers to be paid a minimum of $15 per hour, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Atlanta. Calling for higher pay and the right to form a union without retaliation, fast-food chain workers and community supporters in Atlanta protested Thursday as part of a wave of strikes and protests in 150 cities across the U.S. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Police handcuffed several protesters in New York and Detroit on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.

The protests, which are planned by labor organizers for about 150 cities nationwide throughout Thursday, are part of the "Fight for $15" campaign. Since the protests began in late 2012, organizers have switched up their tactics every few months. (AP)

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