September 10, 2020

Restaurant Owner Who Helped BLM Protesters Has Business Vandalized Hours Later

  • Flyover Country

By: Nate James

In Brief:

A restaurant owner in Rochester, NY who offered his business as a place of refuge for Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors had his business vandalized hours later.

The Background:

Newsweek reports:

Just hours before a Rochester, New York, restaurant was swarmed and vandalized by protestors demonstrating against the death of Daniel Prude, the owners invited them in for refreshments and offered them a place to "regroup."

Videos recorded during the Friday night Rochester protests show a few dozen people throwing chairs, destroying tables and chasing off patrons. Several thousand people took to the streets of downtown Rochester Friday in the latest protest over the asphyxiation death of Prude, 41, while in the custody of local police earlier this year. Chants of "Black Lives Matter" and calls to "shut down restaurants" are heard in several videos depicting glass shattering and tables being broken at Swan Dive on Alexander Street as well as the nearby Ox and Stone restaurant.

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Nate James writes from Texas.

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