Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters issued “social justice” and “black liberation” demands regarding “diversity” to a restaurant owner in Louisville, KY, including a directive for “donations” to organizations run by non-whites.
“Repercussions of non-compliance” are listed in the letter:
- Reduction in Racial Index Score/bias report to the Better Business Bureau.
- Social Media Blast: Notification, via all social media platforms, of non-compliance.
- Boycott: Public boycott, coordinated through social media and mail announcements, of yours NuLu establishment AND any other business ventures owned by you.
- Protest: Visible, media-covered demonstration/sit-in outside your establishment.
- Invasive Reclamation: Placement of booths/tables outside your establishment where competing Black proprietors will offer items comparable to those offered by you.
NuLu protesters' demands posted on East Market Street. East Market is blocked between Clay and Shelby Streets. Protesters unloaded three trucks of barricades, buffet tables, canopies, even a piano to "occupy" the area. pic.twitter.com/od87L2Js5l— Chris Turner (@ChrisTurnerWDRB) July 24, 2020
Black Lives Matter Louisville is threatening small businesses with "mafia tactics" that don't pay— Tim Pool (@Timcast) August 2, 2020
They demand 1.5% of net sales to approved NPOs, diversity training, diversity hires
They vandalized a business that refusedhttps://t.co/lj6gBOR5U1
At La Bodeguita De Mima on E. Market St, where members of Louisville’s Cuban community are gathering to show support for owner Fernando Martinez. He said he was threatened by BLM protesters, who sent letters to business owners in NuLu demanding to improve diversity in the area. pic.twitter.com/sFJR5c0KNM— David J. Kim (@_DavidJKim) August 2, 2020
Happening now: People from the Cuban community are rallying in Nulu outside of La Bodeguita de Mima to support the restaurant. Signs read “We are peaceful but don’t tread on us” and “No 2 Socialism in America”. pic.twitter.com/IpLx1Umyix— Faith King (@FaithKingTV) August 2, 2020
Cuban Americans rally in support of Nulu restaurant owner https://t.co/xR221XvDDU— WLKY (@WLKY) August 3, 2020
Signed contract by Nulu business owner agreeing to Occupy Nulu demands and posted in their business window per instructions. pic.twitter.com/G5POvgpdZb— Liz Jones (@LizJone26271417) August 2, 2020
It's not meant to be a threat, but nice business you got there. Would be a shame if anything happened to it. pic.twitter.com/LIasOluzF1— Mo Mo (@MollyRatty) August 2, 2020
Read a copy of the letter below.