Smithsonian: 2 Arrested During Fast-Food Strike

5:16 PM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum say the McDonald's inside the museum was not shut down during a strike involving fast-food workers employed by federal contractors.

Museum spokeswoman Claire Brown says the McDonald's remained open Tuesday, contrary to claims by strike organizers that the fast-food outlet had to close.

Brown adds that two men were arrested inside the museum on charges including disorderly conduct and assault of a police officer.

Organizers say striking workers also forced four fast-food businesses to close inside the food court at the Ronald Reagan Building.

The one-day strike was the latest in a series of strikes by fast-food workers around the country to protest low wages. Tuesday's action was meant to highlight the large number of low-wage workers employed by federal contractors.

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