In the wake of the guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, protests by supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement continue to erupt across the country.
According to Fox News, on Tuesday night a group of BLM supporters descended upon a restaurant in New York City, New York where a group of mostly white customers were enjoying dinner. The protest group used a loudspeaker to heckle the restaurant’s patrons by telling them to “get the f*** out” and shouting that “white-owned” taquerias aren’t welcome in the city.
The incident was captured on video, which clearly shows one of the leaders of the group standing on one of the dinner tables and shouting racist, profane remarks at the guests and the restaurant’s employees.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 21, 2021
“Stay the f*** out of New York! … We don’t want you here! … We don’t want you here! … We don’t want your f***ing money!” the man shouted.
The incident erupted just hours after the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial was announced, as pop-up protests — mostly celebratory over the fact that the jury threw the proverbial book at Chauvin — occurred across the country.
Though comments on the video footage were predictably divided between those who agreed with the protesters and those who do not, one Twitter user made clear that he took up the protester’s advice to get out of New York City years ago.
When he suggests that people “Get the f— out of New York”, he’s not wrong.
I did this about 20 years ago; great decision.
— lastcoinstanding 🔴 (@LastCoinStandng) April 21, 2021
As the weekend approaches, only time will tell if these ridiculous incidents will continue to happen and if so, what restaurant owners will be able to do about it, as it’s obviously not good for business.