‘They Should be Terminated’: Michigan Restaurant Accused of Refusing Service to Black Woman Who Wouldn’t Give Up Seat to White Men

Liah Gant (right) said she was saving a seat for a friend when the bartender waved over two white men to sit down. (WXYZ / video screenshot)

Liah Gant appeared with her attorney, Maurice Davis, for a Tuesday press conference, where they were joined by Jerrick Jefferson, a man who claims he was also discriminated against by restaurant workers that same night.

“We refuse to backslide into a nation where Black people are told to give up their seats to white people, [and] where Black people are denied services at restaurants,” Davis told reporters.

Gant said the incident unfolded last Thursday when she was sitting at the bar, waiting for a friend who hadn’t arrived yet. The seat next to her was vacant, but she was trying to save it for her friend. Still, she claims the bartender flagged down two white men who were looking for a place to sit.

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