Protesters gather in front of a McDonalds in New York City

Protesters gather in front of a McDonald's in New York City

More nationwide protests add fuel to restaurant minimum wage debate

Protesters once again demand higher wages for quick-service workers

Protests were staged at quick-service restaurants across the United States on Thursday to bring attention to efforts to increase the minimum wage.

Morning protests were reported in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New York City and Washington, D.C. Representatives of various groups, from progressive advocacy group MoveOn to labor unions, had sought to have the protests in 100 cities in support of an increase in the federal minimum wages to $15 an hour from the current $7.25.

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