On Thursday thousands of Walmart workers across 15 U.S. cities went on strike to demand higher wages. According to Gothamist, three Walmart protesters were arrested in NYC after trying to deliver a petition to one of Walmart's board members, Christopher Williams.

According to Making Change at Walmart, the petition is demanding that Walmart commit to giving workers a minimum full-time salary $25,000 or $12 an hour, along with reinstating workers who were fired for going on strike.

According to USA Today, protesters argue that Walmart employees make just over the mandatory minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. However, Wal-Mart spokesperson Brooke Buchanan said that full-time associates make an average of $12.80 an hour.

You can see the arrest taking place Thursday morning in the Vine video below from Mariya Pylayev.

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