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13 Powerful Photos Of McDonald's Workers Protesting For Better Pay

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Hundreds of protesters descended on McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, this week to demand the right to unionize and a $15 minimum wage, among other things. Out of the protests came both arrests -- 138 for trespassing -- and a slew of images of marchers clashing with nightstick-wielding police officers dressed in riot gear. Here are some of the most powerful images.

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Police guarded the entrance of McDonald's corporate campus as about 2000 fast food workers and activists demonstrating for higher wages march toward the facility on May 21, 2014 in Oak Brook, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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They held back fast food workers and activists demonstrating at the McDonald's corporate campus on May 21, 2014 in Oak Brook, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Several demonstrators were arrested after they ignored police orders to leave the property. McDonald's is scheduled to hold its annual shareholder's meeting tomorrow at the campus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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The demonstrators were calling on McDonald's to pay a minimum wage of $15-per-hour and offer better working conditions for their employees. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

mcdonalds protest

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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The next day, Thursday, May 22, 2014, hundreds of workers, organizers and supporters again gathered outside of the McDonald's Corporation. (Photo by M. Spencer Green/AP)

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The group gathered outside the entrance as the company held the annual shareholders meeting. (Photo by M. Spencer Green/AP)

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(Photo by M. Spencer Green/AP)

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