Scenes From the Fast-Food Worker Protests Spreading Overseas

A protester dressed as Ronald McDonald participates in a rally to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside a McDonald’s in Seoul on May 15 Photograph by Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo

A worker movement for higher wages in fast-food restaurants that began in New York City about a year and a half ago has now spread to cities in Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. Even a few places in New Zealand and Africa are joining the far-flung effort to boost pay. Altogether, events are planned in more than 30 countries on Thursday, according to protest organizers.

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