Cuban restaurant owner in Louisville reveals how BLM sent him a list of demands that he was told to meet or risk social media shaming, a public boycott, and his storefront 'f***** with'.
Dozens of other businesses in Louisville received letters from BLM protesters on July 24, The protesters wrote a list of demands for the businesses that would increase diversity.
The list included having at least 23% of staff be black and that 23% of the business's inventory comes from black-owned retailers or make a recurring donation of 1.5 percent of their net sales to a local black charity and they included a list of "repercussions" if the businesses did not meet the list of demands that include a boycott, social media shaming, and "having their storefronts 'f****d with"
Fernando Martinez the Cuban restaurant owner says, while I support the movement, I won't be told how to run my business.
According to DailyMail
For the next two days after the protest, he claims he kept his restaurant closed because staff feared for their safety. It meant that more than 30 staff members were not able to earn a paycheck.
He took to Facebook to accuse them of 'mafia tactics' and said that while he respects the movement and wants to support it, it's unfair for his business and safety to be threatened.
'There comes a time in life that you have to make a stand and you have to really prove your convictions and what you believe in.
'All good people need to denounce this. How can you justified (sic) injustice with more injustice?' he wrote on Facebook.
On Sunday, he spoke at a rally with other members of the Cuban community to express their support for BLM but also share their position that they shouldn't be strong-armed into anything.