Day of Action: Thousands in 30 Cities Demand Racial & Economic Justice

Today marks 49 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

He was protesting when he was shot – standing with striking sanitation workers in Memphis.

And today, thousands in the Fight for $15 and Movement for Black Lives carried on his dream in protests across the nation.

From Chicago:

Fight for $15 protests in Chicago

To Pittsburgh

Fight for $15 protests in Pittsburgh

To Detroit:

Fight for $15 protests in Detroit

We occupied the mayor’s office in San Diego:

Fight for $15 storm the mayor's office in San Diego

Fast-food cooks and cashiers in Virginia and North Carolina wore MLK buttons to work in solidarity:

Fight for $15 solidarity actions in Virginia!

And in Los Angeles, a McDonald’s restaurant was forced to close in face of massive protests:

Fight for $15 shut down McDonald's in LA

At 6:01 pm CT, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination, we came together across the country for a moment of silence to honor his lifelong fight:

Fight for $15 moment of silence

Our message? Racial and economic justice for all.