Protesters organize fast food strike in Uptown

Fast food workers are going on a strike to demand more money in their paychecks. The strike is part of a national movement being organized in 500 cities.

A small crowd gathered in Uptown Tuesday afternoon with posters in hand. They were asking elected officials for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour. The current minimum wage in North Carolina is $7.25.

A person working full-time on minimum wage will make $290 a week and roughly about $15,000 a year before taxes.

While some people we spoke with support their efforts, many tell us the raise protesters are asking for is not realistic.

The Uptown strike was organized by ACTION NC. That same group in Uptown headed for Durham right after the strike to continue their effects to have their voice heard.