Dozens of protesters recently attempted to shut down a new coffee shop in Boyle Heights, a formerly Jewish neighborhood in Los Angeles which has become mostly Latino, because the owner supposedly supports President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration, KCAL-TV reported.
The protesters reportedly yelled “these racists have got to go” and “shame” at patrons of Asher Caffe & Lounge. Oh, and they threw feces at the café’s windows. Lots and lots of feces.
The owner of the café, Asher Shalom, remarked to KCAL: “So what’s the connection? This is what I don’t understand. I’m confused—the connection between Donald Trump and good coffee.” Shalom came to America 30 years ago—legally—and is a U.S. citizen. He showed the television station two proclamations honoring him, one from City Councilman Jose Huizar, and one from County Supervisor Hilda Solis, both of whom represent Boyle Heights. I wonder whose side they are on now.
The protest was planned and carried out by a group called Defend Boyle Heights. The group labeled Shalom “an anti-immigrant Trump-loving ‘gentryfier’” in a Facebook post, illustrating that it is not only militantly intolerant, but is spelling-challenged as well. According to online reports, the group allegedly became aggressive with another of the town’s coffee shops during an anti-gentrification protest in 2017.
Apparently DBH thinks coffee should not only be served black, but should only be served by people of color. Or perhaps it thinks that white folks shouldn’t own cafes. And certainly not those dastardly Zionists.
Shalom’s son David said the protesters “accosted all the visitors that came to our grand opening event.” So, the grand opening of a legal immigrant’s coffee shop was targeted by the ignoble closing of the minds of those who purport to “defend” their city by championing illegal immigration? That is shitty.
Ironically, according to Wikipedia, Shalom is a Hebrew word meaning: peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility. It can also be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye.
Shalom’s daughter Yael stated of the protest: “It was very scary. There were a lot of people protesting outside wearing masks…and they threw a significant amount of feces at our windows.”
Yet another instance of the shit hitting the (Trump) fans.
Hello anarchy. Goodbye America.