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Fast food workers go on strike across US

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Workers have been protesting outside fast food restaurants in sixty US cities, to demand higher wages.

It was the largest demonstration of an almost year-long campaign which saw workers from McDonald’s, Burger King and other popular restaurants strike around the US.

It comes amid calls from the White House, members of Congress and economists to hike the national minimum wage.

The demonstrators are demanding 15 US dollars (11.30 euros) an hour, more than twice the federal minimum of 7.25 US dollars (5.50 euros).

The median wage for front-line fast-food workers is 8.94 US dollars (6.75 euros) per hour, according to an analysis of government data by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), an advocacy group for lower-wage workers.