World's Fast Food Workers Unite in Global Day of Protest

Fast food workers in 80 cities, both in the U.S. and around the globe, are demonstrating together on Thursday with demands for increased wages and better treatment from restaurants—dominated by international chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, and others—that make billions in profit annually on the back of their low-paid labor force.

From New Zealand and Austrailia to Asia, from Europe to Africa, and in both hemispheres of the Americas, the international day of protests and strikes is being chronicled on Twitter under the hashtag #fastfoddglobal:

Tweets about “#FastFoodGlobal”

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USA Today reports from New York City: