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      Workers protest conditions at Renaissance Hotel

      Hotel workers rallied outside their place of employment in Providence on Monday night to protest conditions at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel.

      "We can no longer accept the abuse that we're receiving here at the hotel," said worker Hipolito Rivera through an translator.

      Workers claim they are overworked and underpaid.

      The Renaissance is the same hotel where a worker famously quit with the help of a marching band in 2011.

      Rivera claims conditions have worsened since the Renaissance was purchased by The Procaccianti Group in late December.

      "It's more work without more pay and we're expected to work very quickly as well because they no longer want to pay us overtime," Rivera said.

      Messages left with hotel management, The Procaccianti Group, and Marriott seeking comment were not returned.

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