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Thousands protest for higher wages, unions at McDonald’s demonstration

OAK BROOK IL - MAY 21:  Police hold back fast food workers activists demonstrating McDonald's corporate campus May 21

OAK BROOK, IL - MAY 21: Police hold back fast food workers and activists demonstrating at the McDonald's corporate campus on May 21, 2014 in Oak Brook, Illinois. The demonstrators were calling on McDonald's to pay a minimum wage of $15-per-hour and offer better working conditions for their employees. Several protestors were arrested after they ignored police orders to leave McDonald's property. McDonald's is scheduled to hold its annual shareholder's meeting tomorrow at the campus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Updated: May 21, 2014 6:22PM

About 2,000 fast-food workers from around the country gathered in Oak Brook, the corporate home of McDonald’s, May 21 to make their feelings known in support of a $15 an hour wage and the ability to form a union without being penalized.

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