ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Police say 12 arrests were made Thursday at the fast food workers protests at Kiener Plaza.
The protesters were arrested for "Failure to Obey the Reasonable Commands of a Police Officer."
The organizers of the nationwide protests demanded two things: a minimum wage increase from $7.35 per hour to $15 an hour because they say it is necessary to cover basic needs, and for the right to organize labor unions without the threat of retaliation from the billion dollar fast food industry.
No additional information about the arrests was immediately available. Check back to KSDK.com for updates.