A black woman was asked to adhere to a Georgetown restaurant’s 90-minute seating policy and subsequently claimed racism, even comparing herself to Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks.
The Federalist reported that Kristi Riggs was with some guests at Martin’s Tavern in Washington, D.C., when she was asked to comply with the restaurant’s 90-minute seating policy designed to allow more people to eat at the establishment given the District’s COVID-19 policies that still require restaurants to operate at 25% capacity.
Riggs did not take the request well, accusing two restaurant employees of racially profiling her after they asked her and her guests to vacate so more patrons could be seated. The customers waiting to be seated happened to be two white women, a fact Riggs included in her complaint, the Washington City Paper reported.
Riggs claimed that the restaurant tried to get her and her guests to leave even before their 90-minute window was over and alleged the restaurant didn’t treat a nearby