MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of people rallied Thursday to demand higher pay.
Fast food workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul walked off the job as part of a day of strikes.READ MORE: Maroon & Gold Gophers 'Fan Van' Stolen In Dinkytown, Owner Reports
They are demanding $15-an-hour minimum wage, the right to form a union and paid sick time.READ MORE: Kevin Doerr, 35, Sentenced To 13 Years For Assaulting People With Car On White Earth Reservation
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After a rally in Minneapolis Thursday evening, protesters closed off Lake Street and the exit from Interstate 35W for about a half hour.