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Congresswoman arrested at fast food wage protest

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 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore is among demonstrators arrested at a Milwaukee rally over fast food wages.
   The Democratic congresswoman's communications director Eric Harris says Moore was among those arrested for blocking traffic Thursday on Miller Park Way outside a McDonald's near the Milwaukee Brewers' stadium. Harris says about three dozen demonstrators had gathered for the rally.
   A yellow zip tie `handcuff' was placed on Moore's wrists in front of her body, instead of behind, because she fractured her elbow in a fall last week and her arm is in a sling.

   Dozens of protesters in other cities around the country were arrested for similar demonstrations. Labor organizers in about 150 cities planned the rallies as part of their push for a $15 an hour fast food wage.

WKOW's Gordon Severson was at the Madison fast food strike and will have more on 27 News at 5 & 6.




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