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Nearly 1,000 in L.A. join nationwide protests for $15 minimum wage

Nearly 1,000 in L.A. join nationwide protests for $15 minimum wage

Nearly 1,000 fast-food workers, Wal-Mart employees and union members  in Los Angeles joined nationwide protests Wednesday calling for a $15 minimum wage.

The protest, which also called for unionizing fast-food workers, started in front of a McDonald's on W. 28th and Figueroa streets and ended at USC.

Protesters chanted "We want 15" or "Sí se puede" (Yes we can) to the beat of drums and the music of a full band that played on a truck parked outside the McDonald's. Many protesters wore brightly colored union T-shirts, and three huge balloons with "$15" or "#fightfor15" drifted above the crowd.

The Los Angeles...

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