A Black Lives Matter chapter confirmed it would stage a protest at a New York City restaurant in support of three black women who were arrested after a scuffle with a hostess who allegedly demanded that They must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Black Lives Matter Greater New York confirmed to Fox News and other news outlets that they would live side-by-side with the three women—identified by authorities as Kaita Nkinge Rankin, 44, Tyony Keshe Rankin, 21, and Sally Rachel Lewis—that Arguing that the city’s vaccine passport is being made a weapon against black people.
One Black Lives said, “I believe this New York City vaccine passport will be used to keep black people out of space, and if we don’t stop it now, the police can use it to harass and harass our people.” Will use that as an excuse to arrest.” A Matter Greater New York spokesperson told Fox News in a statement.
Video footage posted online last week showed a hostess with Carmine getting into a scuffle with several people on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Lawyers for Carmines told Fox on Saturday that the women had actually shown proof of vaccination and were sitting inside when the commotion began, and the dispute began when two men from the women’s party failed to provide evidence.
But Justin Moore, a lawyer for one of the women, claimed they were racially profiled and demanded that the hostess be fired.
“This hostess apparently has some anger management issues and unfortunately three black women are being punished for her aggression and her violence,” Moore, of Texas, told the New York Daily News. He further claimed that the hostess used racial slurs against the three and attacked a Rankin, leading to a scuffle.
A lawyer for Carmine denied Moore’s allegations.
“Any claim that they were racially profiled is a complete fabrication, fraudulent and completely irresponsible,” attorney Carolyn Richmond told the Daily News.
Earlier, a spokeswoman for the restaurant said one of the women physically assaulted the hostess, who did not wish to be named.
“It is a shocking and sad situation when one of our valued employees is attacked for doing his job – as required by city policies – and trying to survive,” the spokesperson told news outlets on Friday. Has been doing.” “Our focus right now is taking care of our staff and the rest of our restaurant family. We are a family-style restaurant, and this is the ultimate ultimate experience any of our employees and any customer should see.”
According to local reports, all three women were ticketed for assault by the New York City Police Department and released.
Hawk Newsom, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist in New York, wrote on Twitter and Instagram that the group would be “out” at Carmine’s restaurant on Monday at 5 p.m. “Those Sisters @CarminesNYC had proof of vaccinations!” He also wrote
Newsom also told the New York Times last week, “restaurants are using the vaccine mandate to enforce their racist beliefs and exclude black patrons.”
According to data provided by the New York City Department of Health as of Monday, 38 percent of black New Yorkers of all ages have been fully vaccinated. In the largest age group, 18 to 44, 35 percent are fully vaccinated.
The Epoch Times has contacted Black Lives Matter and Carmine for comment.
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