Twin Cities workers join nationwide "Day of Disruption"

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Press conference at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport | Workers rallying for $15 minimum wage

Workers throughout the Twin Cities are joining thousands across the nation as people participate in a “Day of Disruption.” The strikes are part of the fight for $15 an hour and union rights.

In Minneapolis, Tuesday started with a fast food strike and civil disobedience near a McDonald’s along Nicollet Avenue South at 6 a.m.

21 people were taken into custody and later released for blocking an intersection. Minneapolis police say they could be cited at a later date.

Minnesota state representative - elect Ilhan Omar plans to join airport workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport for a midday press conference.

At 6 p.m. there will be a unity march at the University of Minnesota calling for the Minneapolis City Council to pass a $15 minimum wage.