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Creepy Ronald McDonalds Are Popping Up Around The World And They're Demanding Money

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Fast-food workers went on strike worldwide Thursday, walking off the job for one day to picket outside their restaurants and demand higher wages.

In the United States, workers demanded $15 a hour for their labor, as well as the right to unionize. Several major fast food chains were targeted, including McDonald's, Wendy's, KFC, and Burger King. Activists claim there were protests in 150 cities in the United States, as well as 80 cities internationally.

But in some cases, things got weird.

And tied up a Ronald McDonald.

세계패스트푸드노동자의날 Global Action in Korea "Rights and Fair Pay for All Fast Food Workers" #seoul #Korea #FastFoodGlobal

̱DzÆ@union1030

세계패스트푸드노동자의날
Global Action in Korea "Rights and Fair Pay for All Fast Food Workers"
#seoul #Korea #FastFoodGlobal

11:15 PM - 14 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then there was this Ronald McDonald in Hong Kong standing off in the corner. Watching.

Hanging with union in #Kowloon fighting for #livingwage of abt $5.30 CDN at #McDonald's in Hong Kong #FastFoodGlobal

David Doorey@TheLawofWork

Hanging with union in #Kowloon fighting for #livingwage of abt $5.30 CDN at #McDonald's in Hong Kong #FastFoodGlobal

10:28 AM - 15 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And don't forget this floaty, ghosty looking Ronald McDonald in Orlando.

#LowPayIsNotOK #Orlando #fightfor15 #FastFoodGlobal #pfla

Stephanie Porta@StefONFIRE

#LowPayIsNotOK #Orlando #fightfor15 #FastFoodGlobal #pfla

12:55 PM - 15 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tokyo's Ronald McDonald masks had stars for eyes and a singular tear drop.

Fast Food Workers in #Tokyo #FastFoodGlobal p/v @rikoyy

15MBcn_int@15MBcn_int

Fast Food Workers in #Tokyo

#FastFoodGlobal

p/v @rikoyy


6:47 AM - 15 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The protests also made it to Pakistan, where there did not appear to be a frightening clown.

Pakistani workers in action! Global #solidarity #FastFoodGlobal

IUF@IUFglobal

Pakistani workers in action! Global #solidarity #FastFoodGlobal

10:19 AM - 15 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jacob Fischler is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.

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