4 Elected Officials Arrested at Fight for $15 Rally

Politico.pngBy Addy Baird

Four local and state officials were arrested in Manhattan for disorderly conduct Tuesday morning at a rally calling for a national $15 minimum wage.

The rally began at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, as several hundred fast food workers, Uber and taxi drivers, and union members marched from Zuccotti Park to a nearby McDonald’s as part of the National Day of Action for the Fight for $15.

City Council Members Mark Levine, Antonio Reynoso, and Brad Lander, along with State Assemblymember Francisco Moya and a small group of the protesters, were arrested around 7 a.m. after sitting in the street and refusing to leave.

...Levine, too, made brief comments before his arrest. “[This is] a cause worth fighting for,” he said. “It’s a cause worth getting arrested for.”

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