McConnell Flee Another Restaurant As Protesters Spoil His Meal By Blaring ‘Fight The Power’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may need to start ordering takeout in his hometown. The Kentucky Republican was forced to leave an Italian restaurant in Schnitzelburg, on Sunday night after protesters blared Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” and yelled “no justice no peace.”
Protesters started gathering outside the restaurant and rolled out a giant speaker to disrupt the senator while he ate, The Courier Journal reported.
“They did it to hold McConnell accountable,” Jesus Ibañez, an organizer for Occupy ICE in Louisville, said, according to the publication.
Ben Norton, a bar patron who caught the demonstration on video, said several protesters went inside the restaurant. McConnell quickly fled through the back door and drove off with his security detail in his Escalade convoy.
“It was nice to see people giving their elected leaders (crap) when they aren’t doing their best,” Norton told the news outlet.
Louisville Metro Police arrived around 8:30 p.m. to defuse the situation, said LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell. No one was arrested or cited for the incident and the officers left before 9 p.m.
A McConnell spokeswoman said the senator had no comment
Watch the video below via the Courier Journal: