About 100 demonstrators protested outside Vince’s Crabhouse restaurants with signs showing screenshots of owner Vince Meyer’s racist social media posts on June 6 in Middle River and Fallston, Maryland, notes the Baltimore Sun (MORE VIDEO BELOW).
The restaurants closed for nine days, reports WJZ-TV.
One Facebook post reportedly said on June 1:
There is one place I bet the protesters/rioters won’t light on fire or break into or even block the road to …. the social services buildings.
A Facebook post from 2012 stated:
I hope this zimmerman guy is found not guilty js.
Meyer whined about the protests in a video on June 6:
I went to bed what I thought was an honest business owner and woke up being demonized and just being called a straight-up racist.
Obviously, my posts were offensive, and I can’t take them back. I consider myself really close to the black community, and it’s really hitting home. I can’t apologize because nobody’s going to accept it.
Fellow business owner Suzette Scott-Finnerty said she won’t be going back to Meyer’s restaurants:
That apology wasn’t sincere. He’s sorry he got caught, he’s not sorry he said any of that. He’s sorry we’re out here peacefully holding him accountable.