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Fueled By Social Media And Confederate Imagery; Omaha Eatery Folds Under Pressure Of Protests

Jun 15, 2020

The 11-Worth Cafe in Omaha

Protests are continuing in Omaha following the death of George Floyd.  Nearly 75 demonstrators gathered outside the 11-Worth Cafe at 24th and Leavenworth Streets yesterday to speak out against a Facebook post made by the son of the restaurant's owner.  Demonstrators also spoke out against a breakfast dish on the restaurant's menu named after Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee and demanded that the item be renamed.

UPDATE: The owners of the 11-Worth Cafe have permanently closed the restaurant. The Omaha World-Herald reports in addition to protests outside the cafe, the owners said they had received threats via social media and had to call police twice to their family homes.