There was an incident in which an employee of a Bucky petrol station in Naperville, Illinois, was in front of the camera and questioned Hispanic customers about their legal status.
There were protests in which some demonstrators labeled signs saying "Boycott of racism" and others marched "Build the Wall".
Now the gas station employee has been fired, and political leaders comment, condemn the behavior and say in a statement that incidents like these are the consequences of President Trump's racist tweets in real life.
On Sunday morning, Trump faced four Democrats – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) And Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) And Rashida Tlaib (Mich. ) – In a trio of tweets who told the women they should return to the "totally broken and crime-prone places" from which they came, though three of the women were from the United States and the United States of America America born fourth became a naturalized citizen by the age of 17.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) Talked to MSNBC about Bucky's gas station video, saying that "this is the kind of language the president is pushing and normalizing and that is unacceptable."
The initial confrontation between the employee and A group of Hispanic women went out of camera on Tuesday, reported the Naperville Sun. Born in the US and living in Bolingbrook, Indira Buitron, 15, rode her aunt and cousin's bicycle as her bike wheel came loose. The women stopped by the Buckys to buy snacks while they waited for help, they told the sun.
They claim that the gas station employee – who was not identified – asked the teenager if their cousins were adopted. Buitron said they were visiting from Mexico, she told the Sun. The employee then questioned the teenager's nationality and allegedly said that her cousins needed to go home.
Buitron and her cousins went outside and told their aunts and Woodridge's 20-year-old Carolina Buitron, who had come to her, the story Bring back the broken bike.
Carolina Buitron, her aunt, and her mother all went in to confront the employee. Two separate videos caught what they said.
In a video, the employee of the gas station is heard, who assumes that without proof, two of the women are undocumented. The clerk asks a woman if she is a citizen, then she answers yes and then asks, "What's your problem?"
"Do not you know the rules?" The employee asked. "You have to go back to your country."
In the video, a woman threatens to call the police.
"ICE is coming," says the employee as the women leave the store. God bless you. "
A woman calls his comments" stupid. "
" You're in the wrong country, "replies the employee.
A cousin, 19-year-old Maria Fernanda, is too Watch the video on Facebook Tuesday night.
"It was not fair," Fernanda told Sun. "It was racist."
The next day, separate groups of demonstrators appeared among the Buckys: those who supported the women , were far more numerous than those who opposed them, both waving American flags.
On Thursday, the gas station's parent told the gas station employee shown in the video had been fired.
"There was clearly an altercation and he responded not good, "said Advocate General Steve Kalhorn said to Chicago's NBC 5." And we do not treat customers like that, so he's no longer an employee. "
In a Facebook post In a statement issued by the mayor of Naperville, Steve Chirico, the city police reviewed the video and "dealt with it".
Hass has no home here in Naperville, "Chirico said. "Honestly, this kind of behavior has no place in society. Our city is proud to be open and inclusive to all.
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