Protest for higher pay outside McDonald's HQ
21 May 201515:30 GMT
Around 60 police officers on bicycles are escorting McDonald’s employees as they march on company headquarters to demonstrate for better wages, according to attendees at Thursday’s event. At a similar protest last year, more than 100 individuals were taken into custody.
McDonald's protesters are on the march escorted by c60 bicycling cops. Not sure where we're going pic.twitter.com/MoWhtJYvFn— RupertNeate (@RupertNeate) May 21, 2015
- 14:54 GMT
Attendees at the protest say the 10 McDonald’s employees who delivered a petition to corporate representatives returned from inside headquarters.
- 14:39 GMT
At around 9:30 local time, the “Fight for 15” Twitter account announced that the 10 employees who had been let into McDonald’s headquarters had been speaking with representatives from the company for around 20 minutes.
- 14:10 GMT
Ten protesters from a group of roughly 1,000 were allowed inside the McDonald’s campus to deliver a petition containing the signatures of around 1.4 million people who want the chain to bump employee wages up to $15 an hour.
- 13:10 GMT
The annual shareholders meeting among McDonald’s investors began at 9 a.m. CT on Thursday morning, and hundreds of employees had already gathered outside of the company’s Oak Brook, Illinois headquarters by then.