A man who was having dinner outside Louisville’s La Chasse restaurant over the weekend drew a handgun when multiple Black Lives Matter members — including what a restaurant employee described as “multiple armed protesters” — entered the property and began harassing customers.
From the New York Post . . .
The demonstrators were marching to Churchill Downs to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, who was shot dead by local cops in a botched drug raid last year, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Here’s video of part of the incident tweeted by the Courier-Journal’s Hayes Gardner . . .
Confrontation between patrons at La Chasse and protesters. pic.twitter.com/iUFKA9zWvY
— Hayes Gardner (@HayesGardner) May 2, 2021
“During the encounter both patrons and protesters brandished firearms,” police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told the outlet.
Five protest-related arrests were made, including a suspect charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first-degree wanton endangerment of an officer, Fox said.
This is similar to incidents that happened last fall, such as the diners at a Washington, D.C. restaurant who were accosted and challenged to raise a fist in solidarity with BLM. Those who didn’t were berated.
Harassing diners in restaurants doesn’t seem to be a winning proposition for BLM members who say they want racial justice. Screaming at people for eating their dinner doesn’t win hearts and minds. And they more BLM or any other group engages in that kind of threatening behavior, the more they increase the chances of someone like the man La Chasse pulling a trigger.