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Low-wage protests planned in Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD — Hundreds of low-wage workers from various industries are planning to gather in three Massachusetts cities to demonstrate for higher wages and protest wage inequality.

The protests will be held Thursday in Boston, Springfield, and Worcester.

Workers in the fast food, retail, transportation, home care, and health care fields are expected to attend.

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In Boston, a rally is planned at Copley Square, followed by a downtown march and protests. In Worcester, organizers are planning a protest at Walmart. In Springfield, a rally is planned at Mt. Calvary Church, followed by a protest at a McDonald’s.