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The Capital’s hottest restaurants will shut down to protest Trump

Original story at Mother Jones• 17 mentions • 8 months ago

Urban dwellers in Washington, DC, will have a tough time dining out tomorrow: A growing number of the city's restaurants and bars will be closed in solidarity with a strike dubbed "A Day Without Immigrants." Fliers circulating on social media are urging all immigrants to skip work and school and to refrain from shopping on Thursday in defiance of President Donald Trump's harsh immigration pledges. Immigrants made up roughly 17 percent of the District's workforce in 2013. "Without us and our contribution this country is paralyzed!!!!" reads a flier for the strike in a photo posted by chef Jorge Hernandez ...