Hundreds march for $15 minimum wage

Portland participates in the National Day of Action for a $15 minimum wage

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Hundreds of people marched through downtown Portland on Wednesday afternoon to demand the minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour.

April 15 marks the National Day of Action for a $15 minimum wage. Cities such as Seattle already have the law in affect.

Organizers said demonstrations were planned for more than 230 U.S. cities and college campuses, as well as dozens of cities overseas.

Protesters gather to support $15 minimum wage April 15 2015 (KOIN 6)
Protesters gather to support $15 minimum wage April 15 2015 (KOIN 6)

KOIN 6 was on the scene for the event, where community members, elected leaders and workers from around Portland joined together.

In New York City, more than 100 chanting protesters holding signs with messages like “We See Greed” gathered outside a McDonald’s around noon, prompting the store to lock its doors to prevent the crowd from taking over the store.

AP contributed to this report. 

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