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Protesters Demand $15 per Hour for Fast Food Workers

The protest comes one day ahead of a planned walkout by fast food workers. 

A grassroots organization staged a protest at a McDonald's in Los Angeles Wednesday, demanding fast food companies pay a living wage.

"If you work hard and if you work all day you should get paid, be paid enough to support your family," said protester Nancy Berlin, whose daughter works for a fast food chain. 

"Everybody deserves a living wage," Berlin said.

The protest, organized by Move On, comes in the wake of a recent study by the University of California Berkeley's Labor Center which said 52 percent of fast food workers rely on public assistance.

In response to Wednesday's protest, McDonald's released a statement: "McDonald's and our owner-operators are committed to providing our employees with opportunities to succeed. We offer employees advancement opportunities, competitive pay and benefits." 

Protesters hand-delivered a petition to the restaurant manager, and said they hope tomorrow's planned walkout by fast food workers will increase pressure on the fast food giant. 

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