CAMBRIDGE (WHDH) - Hundreds of workers protested at Central Square in Cambridge Tuesday morning to demand a $15 minimum wage.
A statement from “Raise up MA,” a Massachusetts-based campaign to raise economic standard of living for families in the state, said dozens of workers were arrested at the protest.
The Cambridge Police tweeted at 7:30 a.m. that the demonstration had ended with “34 pre-planned arrests,” suggesting the protesters were purposefully performing an act of civil disobedience.
“Dozens of workers and community and faith allies” arrested during Fight for $15 protest in Cambridge this morning, per organizers pic.twitter.com/3Ly3pn3STa
— Katie Lannan (@katielannan) November 29, 2016
The group’s statement said they will rally at the East Boston Memorial Park at noon, and move to the State House at 2 p.m.
Those participating are fighting for a $15 minimum wage and some, such as Logan Airport employees, are also protesting for the right to form a union.
Protesters worked for a variety of employers, including McDonald’s and fast-food establishments, Logan Airport, home care services and other minimum-wage jobs.
The Boston-area protests are happening alongside a day of nationwide rallies, including strikes by airport workers in Chicago, hospital and fast-food workers in Pittsburgh, and Uber drivers in several cities.
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