An Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C., apologized on Sunday after a group of neo-Nazis ate dinner there on Friday, the day before a white nationalist conference in the nation’s capital.
Maggiano’s said in a statement that restaurant employees did not know the guests were white nationalists and neo-Nazis. They were also offended by a tweet sent after the dinner, in which three attendees are photographed giving a Nazi salute inside the restaurant.
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“This expression of support of Hitler is extremely offensive to us, as our restaurant is home to Teammates and Guests of every race, religion and cultural background,” the restaurant said in its Facebook statement. Later, they added, “we want to sincerely apologize to the community of Friendship Heights for inadvertently hosting this meeting, which resulted in hateful sentiment.” Read more…