Rally held for minimum wage hike near Starbucks on Fulton Street

Demonstrators took to the streets on Saturday to call on city officials to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Demonstrators took to the streets on Saturday to

Demonstrators took to the streets on Saturday to call on city officials to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

BROOKLYN - Demonstrators took to the streets on Saturday to call on city officials to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Activists chanted and protested in front of a Starbucks shop on Fulton Street with signs in hand.

The demonstrators say they want New York City to raise its minimum wage. They are passing around a petition in an effort to show the City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio that the public supports their cause.

The mayor has said he wants to tackle the wage issue, but he hasn't said how much he'd like the city's minimum to rise.

The rally was part of a national "Day of Action" on the issue that specifically targeted Starbucks. Activists say they are singling out on the Seattle-based coffee chain because its CEO Howard Schultz has publicly opposed the minimum wage hike in Seattle.

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