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Ten protesters cited during fast-food workers walkout

Reported by: Krystal Allan
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Updated: 9/04 2:33 pm

LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) — Several people were detained this morning on the Las Vegas Strip as fast food workers in Las Vegas joined their counterparts across the country in a push for $15-and-hour wages.

Workers from restaurants including McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and KFC began protest around 6 a.m. Thursday across from the Mirage casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Metro Officer Larry Hadfield said 10 protesters were cited for failure to walk on sidewalk while provided and released.

Organizers said the workers are seeking better pay and the right to form a union without retaliation.

Protests among fast food workers have gained national media attention since they started in New York City in late 2012.

Restaurant industry groups say such pay hikes would hurt their ability to create jobs and note that many of the participants are not workers. Demonstrations have been organized by the Service Employees International Union.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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