UPDATE: McDonald's Protesters Arrested by Rockford Police

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- We're told Rockford Police have arrested nine McDonald's protesters for obstruction of justice after they took to the streets for better pay.

Protesters gathered outside the McDonald's at Auburn and Central this morning. 16 others were also ticketed for minor violations.

In an act of civil disobedience, a group of protesters knelt and sat down on Auburn Street, blocking traffic. Police temporarily blocked eastbound traffic at Auburn and Central Avenue due to the event and are asking people to avoid the area.

The protesters want workers to be paid at least $15 an hour.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A couple dozen protesters took to the streets outside a west side McDonald's this morning urging companies to pay their employees better.

Protesters gathered outside the McDonald's at Auburn and Central this morning. The protesters want workers to be paid at least $15 an hour. After standing and chanting outside the restaurant, the protesters took to the streets.

In an act of civil disobedience, a group of protesters knelt and sat down on Auburn Street, blocking traffic. Rockford Police are on the scene trying to keep traffic flowing smoothly and making sure nothing more serious develops. Police have temporarily blocked eastbound traffic at Auburn and Central Avenue due to the event and are asking people to avoid the area.


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