Police said 76 people were arrested Monday as the Missouri Poor People’s Campaign held the fifth in a series of protests in Jefferson City.
The protestors called for a higher minimum wage, stronger unions and other policies to help low-income residents of Missouri.
Similar demonstrations have been taking place across the country. Martin Luther King Jr. started the original Poor People’s Campaign in 1968.
Missouri’s minimum wage is $7.70, and the federal minimum wage is $7.25. A living wage in Kansas City for a single mother with two children is about $27 per hour, according to MIT research.
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