Velma Conrelius, left, and Zelma Kinchloe protest for higher wages outside a McDonalds restaurant in Detroit Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Fast-food workers seeking higher pay protested around the globe at chains such as McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's amid a broader debate about raising the minimum wage.The demonstrations were backed by the worker-advocacy group Fast Food Forward and the Service Employees International Union, which represents more than 2 million members.Workers chanted and marched before police asked them to move.About 75 protesters marched from a McDonald's near downtown Miami to a Wendy's a few blocks away.Fast-food workers in the U.S. make about $9 an hour, or $18,880 a year, if they work full time, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.
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