BLM Greater NY chapter leader: ‘Restaurants are using vaccine mandates to enforce their racist beliefs’
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) Greater New York chapter plans to stage a protest in support of women accused of attacking a hostess outside a Manhattan restaurant on Monday evening, who demanded that they receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Show proof.
The group and its founders have been promoting the hashtag #CancelCarmines And #protectblackwomen Ahead of the 5 p.m. protest and press conference outside Carmine’s Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side.
Texas tourist visiting NYC attack restaurant hostess who asked for vaccination proof
This is where police said a 24-year-old hostess was attacked by three black female tourists from Texas on Thursday after the hostess requested to see her COVID-19 vaccine card. Kaita Nkienge Rankin, 44, Tyoni Keshe Rankin, 21, and Sally Rachel Lewis, 49, were arrested and charged with assault and criminal mischief.
On Saturday, lawyers for both Carmine and the women clarified that the three women had, in fact, provided proof of vaccination and were seated inside and that it began after two men, who attended their party several minutes later. was unable to provide evidence, The New York Times informed of Saturday.
Justin Moore, a lawyer who represents Nakinye Rankin, accused the hostess of using racial slurs and assaulting women, calling the dispute a “middle fight.”
Carmine has denied race was a factor in the incident.
The BLM is favoring the women arrested in Greater New York, arguing that the COVID-19 vaccine, which is mandated to dine indoors in New York City, is being used as a political tool against black people. Is.
“The restaurants are using the vaccine mandate to enforce their racist beliefs and exclude black patrons,” Hawk Newsom, the group’s co-founder and president, told The New York Times.
BLM Greater New York and Granthshala News’ requests for comment from Carmine were not immediately returned.