New York Restaurants Dump Russian Vodka in the Streets

Gay rights activists in New York City dumped vodka onto the streets on Wednesday to protest new laws in Russia targeting homosexuals, as a growing number of gay bar owners across the United States vowed to stop pouring Russian vodka. “Boycotts are set for a reason. We’re trying to
influence change, and maybe change what’s happening in Russia,” said Chuck Hyde, general manager of Sidetrack, the largest gay bar in Chicago, which stopped carrying Stolichnaya vodka about a week ago.
TODAY A group of restaurant owners plan to dump Russian-made vodka into the
streets to protest new laws in Russia banning gay “propaganda.”

The protest is organized by the United Restaurant and Tavern Owners
Association, which represents 3,000 hotels, nightclubs, bars and
restaurants. more at NY Daily News


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