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‘You and your family are fired – Love you’: Oklahoma restaurant fires 12 workers after ‘Day Without Immigrants’

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A dozen employees at the I Don’t Care Bar and Grill in Catoosa, Oklahoma lost their jobs Friday when they skipped work to show solidarity for “A Day Without Immigrants.”

According to a report from KTUL news, all of the employees are Latinos who felt it was important to participate in the protest. None of them anticipated they would be fired, however.

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“They feel like they’ve been unfairly terminated,” one friend translated for the employees.

They’ve been working at the bar and grill since it opened almost two years ago.

“(They’re) upset they stood for something they felt was necessary so the community would stand together, and they got terminated for that,” the friend told KTUL.

To make matters worse, the owner of the I Don’t Care Bar and Grill fired them via text message.

“You and your family are fired,” the text read. “I hope you enjoyed your day off, and you can enjoy many more. Love you.”

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In the interview with KTUL, the workers didn’t want to show their faces on camera.

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Watch the full KTUL report below:


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WATCH: White man fires his gun at George Floyd rally in Boise – and then gets arrested

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On Tuesday, KTVB reported that a man from Garden City, Idaho has been arrested after firing a gun at the state house in Boise during a protest of the police killing of George Floyd.

"According to Boise police spokeswoman Haley Williams, the shot was fired into the ground. No one was injured and police are investigating the shooting 'as an unintentional or accidental discharge,'" said the report. "Michael Wallace, 18, was booked into the Ada County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of discharge of a firearm in city limits. He has since posted bond and been released."

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Trump denounced after claiming Black jobs success — after Black unemployment doubled

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President Donald Trump sang his own praises on Twitter after ordering Black Lives Matter protesters be dispursed so that he could score a photo-op outside the White House.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Trump said that no president, other than Abraham Lincoln, has done more from the Black community than him.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1267885675338219520

Trump's comment ignores the work President Lyndon B. Johnson did in his promise to pass national civil rights legislation in 1964 when lobbied by Black activists, including Dr. Marth Luther King Jr. Efforts to register African-American voters in the South were still blocked.

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Mitch McConnell dodges on Trump leadership: ‘I’m not going to critique other people’s performances’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday declined to speak about President Donald Trump's leadership in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing.

"I’m not going to critique other people’s performances," McConnell told MSNBC's Kasie Hunt.

But just last month, McConnell told former President Barack Obama that he should "keep his mouth shut" instead of criticizing Trump.

Read some of the reports from McConnell's Tuesday remarks below.

>@kasie asked MCCONNELL about trump: “I’m not going to critique other people’s performances.”

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