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Cuban business owner decries BLM’s ‘mafia tactics’ after letter

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This is the list of demands Martinez and other business owners received

This is the list of demands Martinez and other business owners received

This is the list of demands Martinez and other business owners received 

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.  

It also listed a series of ‘repercussions’ if the businesses didn’t comply which included a boycott, social media shaming, and an ‘invasive reclamation’ whereby black owned businesses with competing goods of services would set up ‘booths and tables’ outside the store fronts. 

They say that the neighborhood has been able to flourish after the demolition of a housing project in the 2000s that robbed the black community of opportunities and wiped out their homes. 

Fernando Martinez, who owns La Bodeguita de Mima, claims that one of the activists warned him: ‘You better put the letter on the door so your business is not f*cked with.’ 

On July 24, protesters shut down the neighborhood and, according to Martinez, issued threats to businesses

On July 24, protesters shut down the neighborhood and, according to Martinez, issued threats to businesses

On July 24, protesters shut down the neighborhood and, according to Martinez, issued threats to businesses

Fernando Martinez, the restaurant owner, and other members of the Cuban community on Sunday protesting against the BLM list of demands

Fernando Martinez, the restaurant owner, and other members of the Cuban community on Sunday protesting against the BLM list of demands

Fernando Martinez, the restaurant owner, and other members of the Cuban community on Sunday protesting against the BLM list of demands 

For the next two days after the protest, he claims he kept his restaurant closed because staff feared for their safety. It meant that more than 30 staff members were not able to earn a paycheck.

He 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.

On Sunday, he spoke at a rally with other members of the Cuban community to express their support for BLM but also share their position that they shouldn’t be strong-armed into anything. 

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This is the letter that BLM activists gave to businesses in the East Market District of Louisville, Kentucky, on July 24

This is the letter that BLM activists gave to businesses in the East Market District of Louisville, Kentucky, on July 24

This is the letter that BLM activists gave to businesses in the East Market District of Louisville, Kentucky, on July 24 

‘There are people out there who are trying to define who I am as a man, who I am as a businessman, and who we are as a community.  

‘We need to come together as a community. We’re not an enemy of the Black community. 

‘The Cuban community is not the enemy of the Black community. 

‘La Bodeguita is open to everybody. If you’re gay, this is your home. If you’re Black, this is your home. If you’re White, this is your home. If you’re human, this is your home,’ he said.

Another said: ‘The reason we are here is because the system, because socialism doesn’t work. It doesn’t work.’  

Ahamara Brewster, who belongs to Revolutionary Black Panther Party, also denounced the approach. 

‘You’re attacking a Black-brown establishment, but you’re in the name of Black Lives Matter? Wait a minute, something’s weird about this,’ she said. 

The BLM protesters in Louisville say the list was not a set of demands but that they want to start a conversation with local businesses. 

Some have agreed to their requests, they said. 

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Four dead and nine injured after minibus ‘carrying children’ crashed into a lorry in China

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Four people have died and nine have been hospitalised after a fatal collision between a lorry and a minibus, reportedly carrying a dozen kindergarten children, in central China.

The minibus crashed into an oncoming lorry at 7.56am local time Wednesday on 237 Provisional Road in Yuzhou city, Henan province.

The incident killed four people and wounded nine, according to local authorities. The cause of the crash remains unclear amid ongoing investigations.

The minibus crashed into an oncoming lorry at 7.56am local time Wednesday on 237 Provisional Road in Yuzhou city, Henan province. Four people were killed and nine were injured

The minibus crashed into an oncoming lorry at 7.56am local time Wednesday on 237 Provisional Road in Yuzhou city, Henan province. Four people were killed and nine were injured

The minibus crashed into an oncoming lorry at 7.56am local time Wednesday on 237 Provisional Road in Yuzhou city, Henan province. Four people were killed and nine were injured

The minibus crashed into an oncoming lorry at 7.56am local time Wednesday in Henan

The minibus crashed into an oncoming lorry at 7.56am local time Wednesday in Henan

The incident killed four people and wounded nine, according to local authorities

The incident killed four people and wounded nine, according to local authorities

Four people have died and nine have been hospitalised after a fatal collision between a lorry and a minibus, reportedly carrying a dozen kindergarten children, in central China

Footage shows medics tending to the injured residents lying on the road after multiple ambulances arrived on the scene.

The minibus is said to have carried a dozen kindergarten children and schoolteachers, according to Chinese media.

Yuzhou police said in a statement that four people died and nine were injured during the incident, without specifying if the victims were children or adults.

A staff member from the Yuzhou Central Hospital told The Paper that a three-year-old boy had been admitted to the hospital following the crash.

Medics are seen tending to the wounded residents lying on the road

Medics are seen tending to the wounded residents lying on the road

The minibus is said to have carried a dozen kindergarten children and schoolteachers, according to Chinese media

The minibus is said to have carried a dozen kindergarten children and schoolteachers, according to Chinese media

Footage shows medics tending to the injured residents lying on the road after multiple ambulances arrived on the scene.

Yuzhou police said in a statement that four people died and nine were injured during the incident

Yuzhou police said in a statement that four people died and nine were injured during the incident

The officials did not specify if the victims were children or adults

The officials did not specify if the victims were children or adults

Footage shows medics tending to the injured residents lying on the road after multiple ambulances arrived on the scene. All the injured people are in stable condition, the local authorities said. Investigations for the incident are underway

Three students are being treated at the hospital after they were brought in by their families, according to the Chinese news outlet.

A witness who filmed the footage told Pear Video: ‘The incident had been finished when I arrived, it was just past 8am. The vehicles were both parked on the side.

‘The minibus was on the left, the lorry was on the right. Two people were lying in front of the lorry. I think there was also a child. It was quite a serious accident.’

All the injured people are in stable condition, the local authorities said. Investigations for the incident are underway.

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The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert sends home Izzy Sharman-Firth and intruder Bec Cvilikas

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The Bachelor fans were not surprised when Locky Gilbert chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks at the rose ceremony on Wednesday.

And many flocked to Twitter to call his decision to send home Izzy Sharman-Firth and intruder Bec Cvilikas predictable.

One wrote: ‘I’ve never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can’t be anyone else.’  

'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two': The Bachelor's Locky Gilbert sent home Izzy Sharman-Firth (right) and intruder Bec Cvilikas (left) in a double elimination viewers called very 'obvious'

'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two': The Bachelor's Locky Gilbert sent home Izzy Sharman-Firth (right) and intruder Bec Cvilikas (left) in a double elimination viewers called very 'obvious'

‘I’ve never been less on tenterhooks about a final two’: The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert sent home Izzy Sharman-Firth (right) and intruder Bec Cvilikas (left) in a double elimination viewers called very ‘obvious’

‘Irena and Bella. Obviously. Right??’ wrote another. 

A third tweeted: ‘So I don’t think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?’

‘I’m calling it, Irena and Bella are the 2,’ added another.

Predictable: Many flocked to Twitter to call Locky's decision to send home Izzy and intruder Bec, and chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks very 'obvious' and 'unsurprising'

Predictable: Many flocked to Twitter to call Locky's decision to send home Izzy and intruder Bec, and chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks very 'obvious' and 'unsurprising'

Predictable: Many flocked to Twitter to call Locky’s decision to send home Izzy and intruder Bec, and chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks very ‘obvious’ and ‘unsurprising’

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Not surprised: One wrote, 'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can't be anyone else.' Another tweeted: 'So I don't think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?'

Not surprised: One wrote, 'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can't be anyone else.' Another tweeted: 'So I don't think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?'

Not surprised: One wrote, ‘I’ve never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can’t be anyone else.’ Another tweeted: ‘So I don’t think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?’

‘Bye Izzy and Bec,’ another wrote.

There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits.  

‘Oh I’ve been so confused how we went from 4 to grand finale. I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2,’ said one. 

‘We’re overdue for a blindside,’ another wrote, as a third tweeted: ‘Are there only two roses? Wait? What? Am I missing something here?’

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'I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2': There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits

'I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2': There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits

‘I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2’: There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits

Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. 

After embracing Bec, it was an emotional Izzy’s turn to say goodbye, tearing up as she hugged Locky before he walked her out.

Before leaving, he told her: ‘You’re so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I’ve had literally the best time.’

The final two: Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. Pictured left to right is Irena and Bella

The final two: Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. Pictured left to right is Irena and Bella

The final two: Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. Pictured left to right is Irena and Bella

She said: ‘You’ve also got some amazing girls back there. Good luck.’

In the car, Izzy tearfully told producers: ‘I saw myself standing at the end of this whole experience with Locky. I was not expecting tonight to go the way it has. I guess it wasn’t meant to be. 

‘Right now, I’m just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn’t change anything,’ she added. 

Heartfelt: Before sending her off, Locky told Izzy: 'You're so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I've had literally the best time.' In the car, Izzy told tearfully told producers: 'Right now, I'm just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn't change anything'

Heartfelt: Before sending her off, Locky told Izzy: 'You're so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I've had literally the best time.' In the car, Izzy told tearfully told producers: 'Right now, I'm just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn't change anything'

Heartfelt: Before sending her off, Locky told Izzy: ‘You’re so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I’ve had literally the best time.’ In the car, Izzy told tearfully told producers: ‘Right now, I’m just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn’t change anything’

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JK Rowling triggers ANOTHER transphobia row

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JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling badges and stickers saying ‘transwomen are men’.

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: ‘This witch doesn’t burn’.

She followed up her message with a link to the Wild Womyn Workshop, writing: ‘If you are (or know) a witch who wants one of these, don’t buy from cynical chancers.’

Furious critics were quick to point out that the website sells a series of other items they deemed ‘transphobic’, with users sharing images of badges reading ‘f*** your pronouns’ and ‘trans activism is misogyny’.

Wild Womyn Workshop, which has a category dedicated to ‘gender critical’ items, also sells a badge reading ‘dead men don’t rape’ alongside stickers stating ‘trans-ideology erases women.’   

JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling 'offensive' badges and stickers saying 'transwomen are men'

JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling 'offensive' badges and stickers saying 'transwomen are men'

JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling ‘offensive’ badges and stickers saying ‘transwomen are men’

Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link, with one writing: ‘How about considering supporting trans-inclusive organisations instead of incredibly transphobic ones?

‘Every time I think you can’t be a worse TERF, you somehow do. The bar is literally so low.’ 

Others branded the Harry Potter author a TERF – a slur meaning a trans exclusionary radical feminist – while urging Rowling to ‘understand the damage and hatefulness you have caused a group of people.’

Another critic added: ‘Coming out being transphobic proudly now… wow… I hope one day you understand the damage and hatefulness you are continuously causing a group of people when you could have used your influence and money to help people.

‘You honestly should be ashamed.’

A third added: ‘Words cannot express how disappointed I am in you.’ 

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: 'This witch doesn't burn'

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: 'This witch doesn't burn'

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: ‘This witch doesn’t burn’

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Furious critics were quick to point out that the website sells a series of other items they deemed ‘transphobic’, with users sharing images of badges reading ‘dead men don’t rape’

Other products at the store read 'f*** your pronouns' (pictured), causing fury to erupt over the author's tweet

Other products at the store read 'f*** your pronouns' (pictured), causing fury to erupt over the author's tweet

Other products at the store read ‘f*** your pronouns’ (pictured), causing fury to erupt over the author’s tweet

Responding to the criticism, Angela Wild, who runs Wild Womyn Workshop, told MailOnline: ‘Men are not women. No-one can change sex.

‘These simple statements are now considered “transphobic” and controversial. If some people are offended by my products because they are triggered by biological reality I am sorry for them but it has got nothing to do with me.

‘Don’t like my products? Don’t buy them. It’s not unlawful to tell the truth.’

Ms Wild, a self-proclaimed lesbian feminist, is a co-founder of the anti-trans, lesbian separatist group Get the L Out, which staged a demonstration at London Pride in 2018.

The author’s latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel, in which a male serial killer dresses as a woman to slay his victims.

Troubled Blood – written under Rowling’s pseudonym Robert Galbraith – follows detective Cormoran Strike as he uncovers what happened to missing GP Margot Bamborough. 

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Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link

Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link

Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link

He fears she fell victim to Dennis Creed, who has been dubbed a ‘transvestite serial killer’ for murdering his victims while wearing female clothing.

An early review of the 900-page book by The Daily Telegraph – in which the critic states the book’s ‘moral seems to be: never trust a man in a dress’ – sparked immediate backlash online.

Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

Others said the book – which had not been released at the time – is not transphobic at all and over-eager detractors should read it before jumping to conclusions.

The author's latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel Troubled Blood

The author's latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel Troubled Blood

 The author’s latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel Troubled Blood

Observer journalist Nick Cohen wrote: ‘I’ve read the latest Strike novel, and the claim it’s anti-trans is total sh***. 

‘I can’t tell you why it is total sh*** without giving away the ending. So until you read it yourself, which you should, you will just have to trust me: this is total sh***.’

A Twitter user called Steve replied stating: ‘But when you combine it with all the negative stereotyping she’s done about trans women, it shows a clear pattern. 

‘It’s not anti-trans as such but it does play into the fears that trans women are cis males looking to spy on women.’

Cohen replied: ‘Read the bloody book why don’t you?’ 

In June, the Harry Potter author hit headlines after she mocked an online article using the words ‘people who menstruate’ instead of ‘women’. 

She was hit by what she described as ‘relentless attacks’ after she wrote: ‘I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?’

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Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

JK Rowling pictured with Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in 2001

JK Rowling pictured with Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in 2001

JK Rowling pictured with Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in 2001

The acclaimed novelist then penned a deeply personal essay to address the controversy, revealing she was sexually assaulted in her 20s and saying she still feels the scars of ‘domestic violence’ in her first marriage. 

Rowling’s remarks sparked backlash from a range of stars including Ron Weasley actor Rupert Grint, Emma Watson who played Hermione Granger in the film franchise, Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry and Eddie Redmayne, who stars in her Fantastic Beasts films. 

But actor Robbie Coltrane – who played Rubeus Hagrid in the movies – told the Radio Times: ‘I don’t think what she said was offensive really. 

‘I don’t know why but there’s a whole Twitter generation of people who hang around waiting to be offended. 

He added: ‘That’s me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just think, “Oh, get over yourself”.’

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