Protest for higher pay outside McDonald's HQ Live updates

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Over 1,000 McDonald’s employees are rallying outside of the fast food giant’s corporate headquarters near Chicago on Thursday as part of a protest movement to demonstrate in favor of increased worker wages.
  • 21 May 2015

    15:30 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.

  • 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.