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Protesters March in Kansas City For Higher Wages

Nov 10, 2015

Protesters have been marching in Kansas City to protest low wages for certain workers.

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The Kansas City Star reports that a rally began early Tuesday around 6 a.m. at a fast-food restaurant in mid-town Kansas City. The rally was scheduled to last all day and end Tuesday evening at City Hall around 6 p.m.

The protest is expected to be among others planned across the U.S. to advocate for higher wages for an estimated 64 million American workers who make less than $15 an hour.

The Kansas City Council voted earlier this summer to raise the minimum wage above the state-mandated level of $7.65 an hour, but that legislation has since been blocked by restaurant owners and state legislators.