Former Gubernatorial Candidate Arrested at ‘Fight for $15′ Rally in Detroit
Things turned ugly at a 'Fight for $15' rally in Detroit on the same day several people were injured during a similar rally on Dort Highway in Flint.
Among those arrested were Rashida Tlaib who is expected to replace John Conyers in the U.S. House, and former Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed.
A total of 18 people were arrested at the event which took place at the McDonald's located at Woodward and Canfield Avenues in Detroit's midtown. Protestors are fighting to secure a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers.
Below is video of the event from Detroit's WDIV.
McDonald's released this statement in response to the protest.
“Our commitment to the communities we serve includes providing opportunities for restaurant employees to succeed at McDonald’s and beyond with world-class training and education programs to help them build the skills needed for today’s workforce. Recently we announced we are tripling tuition assistance for restaurant employees by allocating $150 million over five years to our Archways to Opportunity education program which provides eligible U.S. employees an opportunity receive upfront college tuition assistance, earn a high school diploma, and access free education advising services and learn English as a second language. We also lowered eligibility requirements, making the program more accessible. These enhancements underscore McDonald’s and its independent franchisees’ commitment to providing jobs that fit around the lives of restaurant employees so they may pursue their education and career ambitions.”