(Daily Mail) The Pittsburgh diners who were screamed at by Black Lives Matter protesters say they did not invite them to drink their beer and have demanded an apology from the demonstrators.
Cellphone footage taken Saturday shows a crowd taking over the outdoor dining space with one person, identified as Nique Craft, approaching the older couple’s table before drinking their beer in front of them…
They said that they kept quiet as one protester, identified as Lorenzo Rulli, told them ‘**k the white people that built the system’ to avoid escalating the situation further.
In response to their drink being taken the couple say they do not want jail time for Craft but want her to ‘be accountable for her actions, apologize and to clean the mess up’.
On Tuesday morning Donald Trump waded into the situation on Twitter, writing: ‘BLM Protesters horribly harass elderly Pittsburgh diners, scaring them with loud taunts while taking their food right off their plate. These Anarchists, not protesters, are Biden voters, but he has no control and nothing to say. Disgraceful. Never seen anything like it. Thugs!’
Protester Craft, who identifies as nonbinary, had told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the incident sparked when protesters marched through the area and three men shouted ‘Blue Lives Matter.’
After the initial confrontation Craft said that the older man seen in footage chastised protesters for their actions. But Craft claimed the man’s wife invited her over for a drink and to discuss the situation.
‘So, being a theatrical, snarky type of person that I am, I said that I don’t have time to wait for you to order another beer; I will take the one you have,’ Craft said.
The couple denied this was the case.