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6 Arrested at Las Vegas Minimum Wage Increase Protest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six people have been arrested in connection to a protest in Las Vegas calling for higher minimum wages for workers.

The protesters were arrested Tuesday evening after they staged a brief sit-in on Paradise Road near Sahara Avenue. The protest came after a march that was part of a national “Fight for $15” movement.

Protests were held across the country asking for higher wages for minimum-wage workers on Tuesday.

Las Vegas police had blocked off a lane of traffic for the marchers, but when six people sat down in a crosswalk officers warned them that they would be arrested if they did not move. The protesters did not choose to comply.

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