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11 arrested in fast food protest in Philadelphia

Eleven demonstrators are in police custody after protesters marched through Philadelphia advocating for higher wages for fast-food workers.

More than 100 fast-food workers and their supporters trekked about a mile down Broad Street from a cluster of fast-food restaurants in north Philadelphia to a McDonald's in Center City on Thursday.

Protesters chanted and held signs advocating for a $15-an-hour wage and the right to unionize without retaliation from their employers.

Police arrested 11 demonstrators and fast-food workers after they refused to leave the street following a rally at the end of the march. The protesters sat calmly in a row as police arrested them without incident.

The protest was part of a national campaign planned for about 150 cities Thursday to increase wages for fast-food workers.
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