Restaurants Side With Protesters After They Chase Customers Out Their Establishments
'Woke' eatery puts liberal virtue signalling over its own customers
After people eating in restaurants in Rochester, New York, were chased out on Friday by Black Lives Matter rioters, the owner of the establishments decided to go 'woke' and side with the leftist's thugs over their own customers.
The restaurants claimed there was little monetary damage and dismissed the terrorizing of their patrons.
Violent rioting erupted a week after the death of Daniel Prude, who died following an interaction with the Rochester Police Department (RPD).
News 10 WHEC reported:
“Three restaurants that were affected by Friday night’s protests over the death of Daniel Prude released statements on Saturday acknowledging they did have some property damage while voicing support for the peaceful protestors."
Restaurants Swan Dive, Ox and Stone, and Daily Refresher posted nearly-identical statements on Instagram.
Despite what videos might depict, we lost some glassware last night. You can not deny the anger and hurt our community is feeling right now. As always, the actions of a few agitators are amplified louder and louder as videos are shared, and conclusions are drawn. We, now and always, stand with those standing against injustice.
Stay safe. Listen. Love.
The restaurants stated they would be closing on Saturday night, a day after a so-called minimal disruption.
Another Rochester business owner saw his establishment destroyed by left-wing rioters the following night.
The store, owned by a black man, was torched, leaving vehicles destroyed by the alleged arson.
Photos of the destruction and the business owner, Jesse Barksdale, were captured by WHEC News 10 journalist Charles Molineaux.
It appears Mr. Barksdale placed a “Proud to be Black Owned” sign outside the business, which did not deter the rioters.
“Three U-Haul trucks destroyed at J-Ribs on State Street,” the reported said.
“Owner Jesse Barksdale says he was bounced out of bed to respond,” Molineaux reported.
“Livid over the destruction of his business.”
The total cost of damages from one night of rioting caused an estimated $100,000, according to Police sources, as per New York Post.
Eight people were arrested by The New York City Police Department in connection to the damages.
The destruction hit at least eight businesses and banks in Manhattan.