Police detain Rep. Gwen Moore at fast food workers protest outside Wisconsin McDonald’s
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) was reportedly detained by police at a protest for higher wages in West Milwaukee on Thursday.
WISN reported that Moore was protesting near a McDonald’s and was detained with other demonstrators for disrupting traffic.
Reporter Mike Anderson said Moore was bound with plastic wrist restraints, and placed in the back of a patrol car.
When asked what Moore was being charged with, an officer told Anderson that police were just “trying to get them out of the street.”
The rally in Wisconsin were part of a day of protests across the nation to push fast food companies to pay employees a living wage of at least $15 an hour.
“I take great pride in supporting Milwaukee workers as they risk arrest in pursuit of a brighter tomorrow for their families,” Moore wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon. “I’ve read their letters, I’ve heard their calls, and I’ve listened to their stories. I understand their struggle, but more importantly, I see their drive to fight for a future that is equal to their talents and worthy of their dreams.”
Watch the video below from WISN, broadcast Sept. 4, 2014.
[Photo: Facebook/Wisconsin Jobs Now]