A Minneapolis man who spray painted “Black Owned Business” on his bar amid the George Floyd protests has praised how the city has come together in the wake of the destruction.Tony Zaccardi, owner of the Palmer’s Bar in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of the city, gained national attention after he painted the words on his business in an attempt to ward off any suspecting looters that may arrive amid the disorder.In an essay for Newsweek during the height of the riots, Zaccardi supported the demonstrations but said that “people who are opportunists and looting are ruining the protests.”Other businesses later followed suit with their own signs as they boarded up the windows to protect their stores, bars and restaurants.Several days later, Zaccardi tells that the wooden boards remain on Palmer’s Bar, which has stood for more than 110 years in the city, but tells Newsweek there is a sense that “the worst is over”‘ in terms of violence.”Where I live right now, which is five minutes from my bar, you wouldn’t know anything is going on,” Zaccardi said.”I feel like it’s started to return back to normal and I think there is a sense of hope. Think we just got to… Read full this story
- This new subscription service is helping people find and support local Black-owned restaurants
- Two California strip clubs can remain open, set own coronavirus rules, judge says
- Woman in Walmart Says, 'I Hope You All Die' to Children Not Wearing Masks
- Developer who bought Portland 'Red House' at center of third day of protests says he is 'open to listening to proposals to sell the property back' to black family who were evicted three months ago
- Black Lives Matter murals to be preserved as expressions of anger and pain born of outrage over racial injustice
- Kelle Bryan reveals she has received 'hurtful' racist abuse from trolls since launching forum for her black co-stars to discuss racism on Hollyoaks' set
- Moment excited Boston cop brags about 'hitting' protesters with his car during Black Lives Matter demonstration in May... before realizing he's on bodycam
- It's carnage out there! York students celebrate city staying in Tier 2 - amid warning 30,000 hospitality firms face ruin by end of year after Frankie & Benny's and Wagamama group lost £15m in last lockdown
- New York Politician Apologizes for Calling BLM 'Business Lives Matter'
- Tears and cheers from Tier-change winners and losers as 'completely drained' business owners put into Three say they are 'devastated' but Bristolians celebrate heading down to Two
Minneapolis Man Who Painted 'Black Owned Business' on His Bar During Riots Says There is 'Sense of Hope' in City have 415 words, post on www.newsweek.com at June 5, 2020. This is cached page on wBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.