PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hundreds of protesters surrounded a bar in downtown Pittsburgh, demanding changes to the bar’s policies.
The protesters gathered Wednesday on Liberty Avenue at the intersection of Smithfield Street. The group was organized by Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ community of color.
They say bar owners discriminate against members of LGBTQIA+ community of color by setting a new dress code that bans things like hoodies, sunglasses and saggy pants.
Several hundred are gathered on Liberty Avenue downtown saying they will continue to protest until they are heard. The group assembled is supporting Pittsburgh's LGBTQIA+ communities of color. They say they refuse to be silenced about racism of any kind @KDKA for more. pic.twitter.com/l2KsbHsqsE
— PamSuranoKDKA (@PamSuranoKDKA) June 24, 2020
They say they are made to feel unwelcomed.
The protest lasted about two hours.