‘Black Brunch’ Restaurant Protesters Disrupt ‘White Spaces’ in NYC, Oakland

Protesters entered restaurants in New York City and Oakland, California, for what organizers called “Black Brunch” over the weekend, Yahoo News reported.

One tweet posted by the New York City group read “every 28 hours a Black unarmed civilian is murdered by the State. This is why we disrupt.”

On Sunday about three dozen protesters disrupted patrons at Manhattan spots such as Lallisse, Maialino and Pershing Square, Yahoo News said, adding that protesters called them predominantly “white spaces.” They used the hashtag #BlackBrunchNYC.

At each stop, Yahoo News added, protesters read the names of black people killed by police.


No arrests were reported in what were characterized as peaceful demonstrations although there were some verbal altercations with patrons and restaurant employees.

While some supported the protesters, others were none too pleased about demonstrations:

There were similar protests in Oakland. Here’s one clip posted on Saturday:

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