Anti-mandate activists announced a protest at Trump Grill in Manhattan after a now viral photo by Journalist BG On The Scene shows a sign at the Trump Tower Restaurant requiring proof of vaccination for patrons to dine on the premises.
While the protest was officially canceled, a group of people still showed up. Upon arrival, protesters were asked by Trump Tower staff to wear masks on the property.
As they made their way to the front of the restaurant, Anti-mandate protesters were told by restaurant staff they didn’t have tables available for the group.
A member of the group protesting stated to staff they made reservations to dine at the establishment, to which restaurant workers responded by telling the group that the restaurant doesn’t take reservations.
Our journalist followed up with a person that allegedly made the reservation and they told us a reservation was made by telephone. Anti-mandate protesters said they called the Trump Grill number listed on Google.
Police were called to the restaurant and the group was told they can stay at Trump Tower property but they may not enter the restaurant.
“Trump is a billionaire, he can’t afford a thousand dollars fine?”
Asked one of the activists while speaking with police officers on scene.
About 15 minutes after protesters appeared at the front of the Trump Grill entrance, the restaurant closed about a half an hour early before it’s official closing time.
At 3:30 p.m. restaurant staff said they were allegedly experiencing a problem in the kitchen with food, causing the early Trump Grill shut down.