Let’s check in on the latest tally of groups that have struck out against Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-sanity attempts to solve problems that don’t exist since being in office: the bars revolted, the bodegas took to the streets, the restaurants took a stand and the laundromats rode into battle. Now today, a variety of businesses joined the fight as donut shops, Mexican restaurants and fruit stands went on strike for the Day Without Immigrants protest. Across Brooklyn, those businesses included Fort Greene’s Pequeña, Dough donuts in Bed-Stuy, Blue Ribbon in Park Slope, Sociale in Brooklyn Heights and many more, according to Brownstoner.
Up next in huge protests, women take the streets again March 8 for “A Day Without A Woman,” organized by the group that created the Women’s March on Washington. So basically, soon you should be expecting a protest every day of every week until the end of time, which is probably only about two months away anyway. Here’s what the Day Without Immigrants looked like in Brooklyn today.
— Annie Shannon (@AJShannon) February 16, 2017
Definitely feeling the impact in Brooklyn today, but not complaining about the #DayWithoutImmigrants. A reminder was needed.
— Sheryl Huggins (@sherylhugg) February 16, 2017
— Kayla Elam (@KaylaElam) February 16, 2017
— Stephanie Becker (@sjmbecker) February 16, 2017
— john bogil (@johnbogilll) February 16, 2017
Seeing incredible solidarity in my Brooklyn neighborhood for #DayWithoutImmigrants. Much love to everyone standing up around the country!
— Christy Thornton (@llchristyll) February 16, 2017
— Michael Butler Smith (@MikeButlerSmith) February 16, 2017
— STomatore (@STomatore) February 16, 2017
In support of our staff members protesting as part of “A Day Without Immigrants”, Dziupla will be closed tomorrow. We are proud to stand with the individuals and businesses participating in this boycott, yet immensely saddened that a protest of this nature is even a necessity. Our restaurant, our city—our very nation was built by hardworking immigrants. We are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of immigrants. They are our family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. WE are immigrants. And we are all Americans. We urge everyone in our community of Williamsburg and beyond to support our Latino and immigrant neighbors participating in tomorrow’s crucial boycott. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope we have your understanding. #ADayWithoutImmigrants #SpreadLoveItsTheBrooklynWay
We have made the decision to close the majority of our restaurants in NYC (Blue Ribbon Brasserie, Brooklyn, Sushi, Sushi Bar & Grill, Sushi Izakaya, Hi-Bar, and Downing Street Bar) tomorrow, 2/16 in solidarity with the #ADayWithoutImmigrants protests. We stand 100% behind our employees – whether they are immigrants or born in America, back of house or front of house. When employees who haven’t missed a day of work in nearly 25 years come to you and ask for a day off to march against injustice, the answer is easy. #ImmigrantsFeedAmerica @chefjoseandres
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