A pro-Trump coffee shop in L.A.'s Boyle Heights took a barrage of feces being hurled at it by protesters who say the owner's views do not represent the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.
According to CBS local, the protestors went as far to shut down the grand opening of the Asher Caffe & Lounge over the owner's support of Trump's immigration policies. Though traditionally Jewish, the neighborhood of Boyle Heights has since become predominantly Latino.
Supporters of the kosher cafe could not understand what immigration had to do with the business serving coffee.
"So what’s the connection? This is what I don’t understand. I’m confused — the connection between Donald Trump and good coffee," Israeli-born businessman Asher Shalom told CBS2 News.
Eater LA reports that 30 people attended the protest in connection with the group Defend Boyle Heights (DBH), which referred to the shop owner as "an anti-immigrant trump loving gentryfier" in a Facebook post.
"This Gentry business is trying to creep in without folks noticing that their owner is an anti-immigrant Trump loving gentryfier," the post reads. "If he hates immigrants so much, he can stay the f**k out of our hood!"
"In #BoyleHeights we love and defend immigrants! Show up bring signs and show these fuckers how we stand up for our immigrant families and neighbors!"
The tip-off to the owner's pro-Trump stance came when one of his other companies, Asher Fabrics Concept, retweeted one of Trump’s messages about his proposed travel ban from hostile counties -- what leftists wrongfully refer to as a "Muslim ban."
The owner's son, David Shalom, said the protesters even "accosted" customers.
"They really intensely protested and accosted all the visitors that came to our grand opening event," said David.
Shalom's daughter, Yael, said the mob began throwing feces on the windows.
"It was very scary," said Yael. "There was a lot of people protesting outside wearing masks […] and they threw a significant amount of feces at our windows."
An exclusive photograph obtained by The Daily Wire from the Asher Caffe & Lounge confirmed the feces-throwing did take place.
CBS local reports that the DBH group used "similarly aggressive tactics against another coffee shop in the area last year and against an art gallery nearby that eventually shuttered."
Shalom said he came here 30 years ago and earned his citizenship legally. He has since received two proclamations from L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar and County Supervisor Hilda Solis honoring his contributions to the city. His business employs dozens of people, including immigrants.
Posted byPaul Bois on July 19, 2018