A Massachusetts state senator was among nearly three dozen people arrested after they sat down on a Cambridge street during a demonstration in support of a $15 hourly minimum wage.
The action Tuesday morning was one of many protests held nationwide by low-paid workers and their supporters.
A spokesman for Sen. Jamie Eldridge says the Acton Democrat was among 34 people arrested outside of a McDonald's restaurant in what the group Raise Up Massachusetts called an act of civil disobedience.
The group later held a rally at the Statehouse to outline a legislative push to gradually raise the Massachusetts hourly minimum wage from $10 to $15 over the next several years.
It's currently scheduled to go to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, making it one of the nation's highest.