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I really like this story. I’m sure the comments will be mixed: Pay, don’t pay, block the counter, set up a coffee stand outside, whatever.
I like what they did, myself.
When a woman wearing a Donald Trump shirt was mocked by a Starbucks employee, word spread in the Charlotte, North Carolina community. Then, about 50 tee-shirt wearing Trump supporters met at the coffee house to show the business that conservatives can be coffee-lovers too. The protest, which they described as a “sit-in,” was peaceful and even fun-loving. (The protestors were quick to point out that they were actually paying customers, so they weren’t trying to hurt the coffee house’s business. In fact, they were increasing sales.)
(If they had done anything else, the MSM would have likely turned it into a story of the awful Trump Supporters.)
The protesters turned the tables on the company by ordering coffee and jokingly giving the names of Trump’s advisors instead of their own names. One person gave the name of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, another gave the name of Vice President Mike Pence, while another even gave the name Donald Trump. “They were very gracious about it,” Shellie Anderson told a local news station. “We just wanted to reverse the little negativity…It’s really good to come together and take something negative and just come in here and be respectful.”
According to the Miami Herald: “The group presented no demands. Instead, its members sought to take a stand against any business disrespecting customers based on their politics, said James Tatro, a MeckGOP board member who participated in the event… We wanted the staff to see that Trump supporters are just as human as anyone else,” he said.
There is more to the story if you want to go read it.