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Rev Williams II leads a sit Down at the gate of McDonalds corporate office.  Joe Jones photo

Rev Williams II leads a sit Down at the gate of McDonalds corporate office.
Joe Jones photo

Rev Williams II in hand cuffs arrested by county sheriffs  Joe Jones photo

Rev Williams II in hand cuffs arrested by county sheriffs
Joe Jones photo

Detroit civic leader among arrests

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Over 100 protesters were arrested May 1 at the national headquarters of McDonalds in Oak Brook, Ill., as more than 1,000 people from across the country demonstrated in favor of raising the minimum wage.

Rev. Charles Williams II, president, Michigan National Action Network was one of 40 Detroiters arrested. Workers and activists are raising awareness and urging the McDonald corporation to raise the minimum wage from $7.40 to $15.00.

“It’s time for this billion dollar industry, to step up and do what is morally right, and pay a fair wage,” said Rev. Williams, who is also pastor of the Historic King Solomon Baptist Church.

Rev Williams II leads MARCH with Mcdonald workers towards the National Mcdonald Headquarters.   Joe Jones  photo

Rev Williams II leads MARCH with Mcdonald workers towards the National Mcdonald Headquarters.
Joe Jones photo

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