Employees at a Chicago restaurant have been receiving death threats because the owners reportedly traveled to Washington, DC for the President Trump rally that turned into a siege on Capitol Hill.
Tank Noodle, a Vietnamese restaurant in Chicago, is under fire after photos on social media emerged Wednesday apparently showing the shop’s associate manager, Thien Ly, heading to the riots in DC, Eater reported.
In one Facebook photo, Ly can be seen sitting next to another man inside a plane alongside a screenshot of his United Airlines boarding pass showing his flight from Chicago to DC.
“Jan#6 Get Wild! #fightfortrump,” the photo caption reads, according to Eater.
A Tank Noodle employee told the outlet the staff has received many death threats in response to the owners’ support for Trump.
“We’re afraid for our lives right now, we’re just trying to work and provide for our family,” the worker said. “[Staff] all have children, now they’re scared they won’t have a job.”
Customers vowed to never return to the restaurant citing the owners’ DC trip.
“I am glad I never have to return with friends in town wanting to visit because this restaurant also supports domestic terrorism and flew to DC to participate in the coup,” Amanda M. wrote on Yelp.
“l do not want to spend my money at a place that is run by people who support white supremacist insurrectionists,” wrote Jennie S. “I can’t believe the owners flew to D.C. to join others in staging the coup.”
Chicago restaurant under fire after owners head to DC riots: report The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.