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Demonstrators cited during protest for higher janitor pay

Dozens of protesters were arrested Tuesday after their demonstration shut down a busy downtown intersection during the evening commute.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Dozens of protesters were arrested Tuesday after their demonstration shut down a busy downtown intersection during the evening commute.

IMPD says 44 people were detained and given a citation for failing to comply after ignoring police who were trying to get them out of the road at Ohio and Pennsylvania streets.

But the group called "Jobs for Justice" just wanted their voices heard as they fight for higher pay for janitors.

"We're looking for better wages man, living wages a better life for ourselves. We work hard, so we're out here to make sure we can. We're a team, we're one unit. We want our fair share," said Jerome Perkins.

All of the protesters were released after receiving their citation.