McDonald's workers protest outside shareholders meeting

By WEEK Producer

May 22, 2014 Updated May 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM CDT

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- There was trouble at the golden arches as protesters returned to McDonalds’ headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois. The fast food giant's annual shareholders meeting got underway on Thursday.

McDonalds is clearly not "loving this" as hundreds of workers protest to demand a $15 minimum wage and the right to form a union.

Currently the minimum wage for fast food workers is $8.25.

Holding signs that demanded better wages, protesters chanted in English and Spanish as police and security officers looked on.

Inside the meeting individuals affiliated with corporate accountability intended to once again bring up the company's marketing to children.

The group made headlines last year after it arranged to have a 9-year-old girl ask McDonalds CEO Don Thompson to stop "tricking" kids into eating McDonald's food.

On Wednesday, more than 130 protesters were arrested, including some uniform-wearing McDonald's employees who had come for the protest from 33 U.S. cities.

McDonald's was forced to close one of its buildings in Oak Brook after that protest.

McDonald's for its part said it has no plans to make any changes for Thursday's annual meeting and said that people have a right to protest peacefully.