Fast food workers begin nationwide protests

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of fast-food workers demanding their pay be increased to $15 an hour are protesting on a busy street on Chicago's South Side.

Half of the protesters are chanting slogans in front of a McDonald's, while the rest are doing so on the other side of the street in front of a Burger King.

Thursday's demonstration is part of a day of planned protests in 150 cities across the country by workers from fast-food chains.

In Chicago, the protesters arrived on buses, carrying signs with slogans such as "Strike $15" in both English and Spanish.

The protesters are waving to passing motorists. Many drivers are honking and waving back in support.

Many fast-food workers do not make much more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

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