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Protesters shut McDonald's HQ; 138 arrested

Protesters shut McDonald's HQ; 138 arrested
Posted May 22nd, 2014 @ 11:34am by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – It looks like a win for protesters who took to McDonald's yesterday to demand $15 an hour for fast-food workers—at least, it's a win for those who didn't end up in jail. McDonald's was forced to close a main building at its headquarters in Oakbrook, Ill.—and instead asked employees to work from home—after 1,000 to 1,500 protesters bearing signs and bullhorns arrived on 32 buses and took over the McDonald's campus, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Herald report. Some 138 were arrested after police, suited up in riot gear and brandishing clubs, ordered them to disperse.

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