June 05, 2020

Immigrants Protect Restaurant



Immigrants Protect Restaurant
Immigrants from Russia and CIS countries worked together to protect a restaurant from protesters. Image by Babu via Wikimedia Commons

Twelve friends, including immigrants from Russia and CIS countries, banded together this week to help protect their friend’s Russian restaurant from looters. Pushkin Russian Restaurant, located in San Diego, was not vandalized or looted during the protests, thanks to the preventative actions of this group of friends.

The restaurant’s owner, Hayk Gazaryan, who moved to the US in 1998, called on friends to help protect the restaurant once he understood that something might happen. Within a half-hour, twelve people arrived for support. They were all armed, but luckily no firing was necessary. Gazaryan stated, “We’re not beating anyone, we’re not touching anyone, we’re not letting anyone break anything or break into the restaurant.”

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