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Workers from fast-food chains and nearly 20 airports joined nationwide protests for higher pay, union rights and immigration reform on Tuesday in their first major action since businessman Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election.

McDonald’s Corp restaurants in 340 cities are prime rally targets.

In New York City, more than 200 protesters held a pre-dawn rally outside of a McDonald’s restaurant, where they chanted slogans calling for a minimum wage of $15 (USD) an hour.

Home health and child care providers and some drivers for ride service Uber Technologies Inc joined the action, which is backed by the Service Employees International Union.

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The Pope and the circus

On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.