Workers protest outside McDonald's in Detroit to fight for higher minimum wage

Posted at 6:32 AM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 17:21:34-05

Hundreds of protesters demanding higher wages blocked the road in front a Detroit McDonald's Tuesday morning.

Police say they arrested between 40 and 50 people at that demonstration. The protesters were blocking Grand River Avenue near Schaefer on the city's west side.

At one point, we're told more than 300 people were protesting. The crowd included McDonald's workers, health care workers, Uber drivers and others. Grand River was back open and the scene was beginning to break up before 8 a.m.

The demonstrations were part of Tuesday's National Day of Disruption, where workers across the country are fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage.

The demonstrations sprang up again Tuesday evening, when hundreds gathered at the McDonald’s on Plymouth and Winthrop near Greenfield Road on Detroit’s west side around 5:00 pm.

The rally was peaceful as protesters chanted “If we don’t get it, shut it down.”

Police were out making sure the group kept the peace.