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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Crowds marched through the streets during a protest in Tucson on Thursday night, calling for better pay and better treatment of workers.

Those at the march said the discussion needs to start about raising the minimum wage, even if you're not in an entry level job.

The march started about 6 p.m. at Santa Rita Park on 22nd, near Fourth Avenue. The signs demand increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour and getting rid of private prisons.

Those in the crowd said the prisons are not part of the government and shouldn't be profiting off imprisoning others.

As for the minimum wage increase, questions about how $15 an hour will impact the price of things.

But they want to see the discussion begin.

"What we expect is for the problem to be brought up and issues to be talked about.  We don't expect this to happen overnight but we do expect conversations to be had and a lot of people to come to the table."

The march also emphasized the need for more scheduled hours available to workers to build more dependable income for those who need it.

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