Uniting under #adaywithoutimmigrants, businesses across the nation remained closed today in powerful defiance of Trump’s crackdown on immigration. The protesters, enraged that Immigration and Customs officials reportedly arrested 680 immigrants last week, have been urging immigrant workers to stay home from work and school, and refrain from buying anything. The idea is to highlight how integral immigrants are to the backbone of the country by stalling economic contribution for one day. Close on the heels of Washington D.C., which became the epicenter of the strike/boycott, dozens of businesses across NYC will remain closed today. Most are, fittingly, restaurants– an industry largely dependent on immigrant employees.

Several restaurants owned by Blue Ribbon are shut for the day, though the East Village location of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken remains open. Tom Colicchio, of Top Chef fame, has kept his restaurants open, though he offers full support to any employees on strike.

Here are some of the businesses in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side closed today. If you know about others, inform us in the comments.


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In support of our staff members protesting as part of "A Day Without Immigrants", Dziupla will be closed tomorrow. We are proud to stand with the individuals and businesses participating in this boycott, yet immensely saddened that a protest of this nature is even a necessity. Our restaurant, our city—our very nation was built by hardworking immigrants. We are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of immigrants. They are our family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. WE are immigrants. And we are all Americans. We urge everyone in our community of Williamsburg and beyond to support our Latino and immigrant neighbors participating in tomorrow’s crucial boycott. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope we have your understanding. #ADayWithoutImmigrants #SpreadLoveItsTheBrooklynWay

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At Myrtle-Wyckoff in #brooklyn #adaywithoutimmigrants

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#vivamexico #diversitymatters #immigrantpower #heretostay

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We are proud to be in such great company and collaborating with @choptsalad

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