BLM Activists Allegedly Blackmail Local Businesses using ‘Mafia Tactics’

BLM Activists Allegedly Blackmail Local Businesses using ‘Mafia Tactics’

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A Cuban business owner along with other business owners in Louisville Kentucky are pushing back after allegedly being blackmailed and extorted by BLM activists. Local business owners were sent threatening letters that made a litany of diversity demands and threatened repercussions for any business owners who refused to comply with their demands. It appeared to be an organized intimidation campaign of blackmail and extortion.

Cuban restaurant owner in Louisville reveals how BLM sent him blackmail letter with diversity demands that he was told to meet or risk social media shaming, a public boycott and his storefront ‘f***** with’

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A Cuban restaurant owner in Louisville is slamming Black Lives Matter activists for sending him and other small business owners a list of diversity demands that they were told to meet or risk repercussions like ‘having their store fronts ‘f****d with’.

The letter went out to business owners in East Market District in Louisville, also known as NuLu, during a protest on July 24 that forced some of the businesses in the area to close.

It demanded that businesses employ at least 23 percent black staff, bought at least 23 percent of their inventory from black retailers or make a recurring donation of 1.5 percent of their net sales to a local black charity, and that they should display a sign showing their support for the movement.  


Fernando Martinez, the restaurant owner, took to Facebook to accuse them of ‘mafia tactics’ and said that while he respects the movement and wants to support it, it’s unfair for his business and safety to be threatened. 

‘There comes a time in life that you have to make a stand and you have to really prove your convictions and what you believe in.  

‘All good people need to denounce this. How can you justified (sic) injustice with more injustice?’ he wrote on Facebook.

See DailyMail for more.

Letter Given to Business Owners by BLM Activists

First page of three page letter given to business owners. See DailyMail for more.

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