Little Rock Police Arrest 11 in Minimum Wage Protest

About 50 people held signs and blocked traffic Thursday morning at the corner of Broadway and 7th Street downtown.

Arkansas Business news partner THV 11 News reports that Little Rock Police arrested 11 people during a Thursday morning demonstration calling for a higher minimum wage.

The 11 were among about 50 who held signs and blocked traffic at the corner of Broadway and 7th Street downtown. Police told THV that it arrested 11 people for disorderly conduct.

The protests were part of a nationwide demonstration called "Strike Fast Food," which calls for a minimum wage increase to $15 and the "right to form a union without retaliation." The protests were led by a group named Fight for 15 from St. Louis.

Police had cleared the area by 9 a.m.

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