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Police arrest about 40 during union, wage protest

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DETROIT (AP) -

Detroit police say they arrested about 40 protesters who blocked traffic during a rally for union rights and an hourly wage of $15.

Officer Jennifer Moreno says about 200 people protested early Tuesday outside a McDonald's restaurant on the city's west side and those who wouldn't get out of a street were arrested.

WWJ-AM reports some locked arms and sat in the middle of the roadway. The crowd chanted "We work, we sweat. Put 15 on our check."

The protest is part of a nationwide campaign for higher hourly wages, including for workers at airports and fast-food restaurants. The campaign has included several rounds of actions, including multiple Michigan protests, since the efforts began in 2012.

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