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Protestors Take Over New York City During Brunch With Their #BlackBrunchNYC Movement


Daily Mail - Dozens of demonstrators today stormed restaurants and targeted white diners in New York and California as part of a ‘Black Brunch’ protest against alleged police violence. Carrying banners, the chanting protesters entered a number of venues in New York City that they identified as ‘white spaces’, including midtown eateries: Lallisse, Maialino and Pershing Square. Once inside, they ‘disrupted’ customers’ meals by reading out the names of African-Americans killed by police, including Michael Brown, 17, who was shot dead by officer Darren Wilson last August. Addressing staff and patrons, they shouted: ‘Every 28 hours, a black person in America is killed by the police. These are our brothers and sisters. Today and every day, we honor their lives.’  In each restaurant, they also asked diners to stand and raise their fists in the air ‘for black life’, according to Yahoo! News. At several venues, ‘a good number’ of customers apparently did so.  Throughout the day, many of the three dozen protesters – who also targeted ‘predominantly white’ restaurants in Oakland, California – posted photos of the ‘Black Brunch’ demonstration online. Alongside an image of protesters inside a New York restaurant, Sharmin Ultra, tweeted: ‘We interrupt your brunch time to let you know there is a war on Black lives. We will not stay silent.’  Another, using the handle @telushk, wrote: ‘We’re asking brunchgoers to STAND for black life. A good number in the last spot stood or raised their fists. #blackbrunchnyc #BlackBrunch.’ 

Alright now you’ve gone too far, protestors. Now we’re just getting out of control. Block the tunnels. Block the bridges. Lay down on the floor of the train station. But do NOT fuck with my brunch time. Thats our special white people time. When we sit down to brunch on Saturday and Sunday its the world around us ceases to exist. Ain’t nobody worried about black people getting killed by cops. We’re not thinking about AIDS in Africa. We’re not even thinking about the puppies who need to be adopted in the Sarah McLachlan commercials. And white people think about those dogs all the time. When we’re at brunch we’re thinking about nothing but Bloody’s and Mimosas. We’re think about our delicious stack of warm fluffy pancakes, or maybe we’re thinking about our delicious, juicy cheeseburger. Because THATS THE BEAUTY OF BRUNCH. The shampoo affect kicks in hard and you’re buzzing again by noon and the only thing you’re remotely worried about is which asshole at your table is gonna take things to the next level and order a round of tequila shots or something equally as aggressive.

Part of me wants to tip my cap to the protesters for going right for the jugular on this one. I mean if you want to get white people’s attention, you interrupt brunch. The only better plan would be to somehow hijack HBO or Showtime’s airwaves on a Sunday night. Interrupt Game of Thrones or Homeland or Mad Men on AMC or some shit and you’ll get the attention of about 20 million cream cheese white people real quick. Number 2 on the list is a New York City restaurant at 12 noon on the weekend. But I think if this happens to me I just join in. Have you heard the stories of people who have been trying to commute but the streets are blocked so they join in the protest for a minute to blend in and get through the crowd? Thats the best way to deal with these protesters. They interrupt my brunch, me and my whole table are standing up and putting a fist in the air or chanting I Cant Breathe or whatever the fuck else these hipsters want. Yea yea, we get it, lets chant, ok. Whatever it takes to get you to wrap this demonstration up, B. I got french toast to eat and champagne to drink. These protests aint changing shit anyway.

PS – These guys:


are NOT happy. Just a few basic betches who are pissed they havent gotten their bellinis yet. Dont give a fuck how many black people are dead, they’ve got 2 hours unlimited drinks and they are getting their money’s worth.