The latest example of a leftist tactic in the grand debate of ideas - throw crap at businesses, whose owners you politically disagree with.
Residents of a rapidly gentrifying enclave of Los Angeles tried to shut down the grand opening of a new coffee shop, saying the owner’s support of President Donald Trump’s stance on immigrants is reason alone to want him out of the neighborhood.
Protestors took this vile action last week at the Asher Caffe & Lounge in Boyle Heights, California.
“So what’s the connection? This is what I don’t understand. I’m confused — the connection between Donald Trump and good coffee,” Israeli-born business owner Asher Shalom told CBS2 News.
The kosher cafe was set to have a grand opening on July 12, the day anti-gentrification activists were met by Los Angeles Police officers blocking the entrance.
Reportedly protestors associated with the group, Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) showed up to harass Shalom, who they called “an anti-immigrant trump loving gentryfier” in a Facebook post.
The DBH Facebook video of the event will tell you all you really want to know about them. You can watch it here.
“They really intensely protested and accosted all the visitors that came to our grand opening event,” said son David.
“It was very scary,” said Shalom’s daughter Yael. “There was a lot of people protesting outside wearing masks […] and they threw a significant amount of feces at our windows.”
The Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce, which had originally invited Shalom to join, changed their mind because of his Facebook post saying, “I wish Democrats would fight as hard for Americans, as they do for illegals.”
In a letter from chamber president Jennifer Lahoda, she says the views expressed “are not in line with the values and objectives of the Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce.”
“Boyle Heights thrives because of our diverse immigrant population — The Chamber will always celebrate and support this fact. We will not support anyone who chooses to conduct themselves in a hateful manner, especially toward members of our community.”
Shalom, who is an immigrant, denies he is anti-immigrant or hateful, telling CBS2, “My name is ‘Shalom,’ and I love peace.”
Here's a surprise! When given the opportunity to explain their position on camera to CBSLA, “neither DBH nor the chamber of commerce wished to give their remarks on camera.”
Could it be because if they spoke on camera, they might spark…debate?
Why do that? It's way easier for leftists to throw feces.