Published: Sep 04, 2014 2:41 PM EDT

MIAMI, Fla.- Police have arrested at least six Miami area workers protesting the fast food industry's low wages.
    
The workers were arrested Thursday while sitting in the street during the second of two South Florida demonstrations.
    
The protests are part of a nationwide day of action targeting the fast food industry. Some 50 activists and workers gathered before dawn outside restaurants in Miami Gardens. Later, more than 100 people convened outside restaurants in North Miami Beach around noon.
    
The workers want $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Many big chains maintain these issues should be raised with the restaurant franchisees, not the corporations themselves. In a Labor Day speech Monday, the president spoke in support of fast-food workers, who kicked off their campaign in New York in 2012.

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