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Texas bar owners stage ‘Bar Lives Matter' protest against governor

Added 07-02-20 04:18:02am EST - “Bar owners in Texas staged a protest in reaction to the state's order to shut them down for a second time due to the coronavirus, reports said. Tee Allen Parker, owner of the Machine Shed Bar?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Texas bar owners stage ‘Bar Lives Matter’ protest against governor”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

HAPPENING NOW: The “Texas Bars Fight Back” protest is happening outside the Texas Capitol to protest the closing the bars statewide. pic.twitter.com/NPLen0fFmF

Bar owners in Texas staged a protest in reaction to the state’s order to shut them down for a second time due to the coronavirus, reports said.

Tee Allen Parker, owner of the Machine Shed Bar and Grille, named Tuesday’s event “Bar Lives Matter” in an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality.

Parker, whose establishment is in Kilgore, Texas, roughly two hours south of Dallas, is already suing Texas Gov. Greg Abbot over the bar closures — which he claims are devastating his livelihood and forcing many of his peers into bankruptcy, according to CBS Austin.

“This one individual is picking and choosing winners and losers,” Jared Woodfill, an attorney for Parker, told the outlet. “Gov. Abbott has chosen to sentence bar owners to bankruptcy.”

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