On Tuesday, protests took place across the country to demand a $15-per-hour minimum wage.
One such protest took place in Durham, where the head of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, Rev. William Barber, as well as 23 others were arrested for blocking traffic near the McDonald’s on Hillsborough Road.
Organizers had stated prior to the protest that this was slated to be their most disruptive protest yet.
The first “Fight for $15” protest took place Nov. 29, 2012 when a couple of hundred fast food workers left area restaurants in New York City.
One protester, Lisa Mack of High Point, told CBS North Carolina, “You know the money that we make we need it to cover our home expenses, our gas, our own daycare bills.”
“We’re just not making enough money to take care of our families, which is so important.”