The Uptown Diner, a popular Minneapolis eatery has taken action after a photo surfaced of two employees dressed in Nazi garb. The Star Tribune reports that photos of the individuals sporting Nazi uniforms posing in front of a mirror surfaced on Facebook. The image sparked outrage and the restaurant responded by first taking the matter under review, before severing contact with the workers.
In a Facebook statement the eatery said in part, “It has recently come to our attention that two employees have posed for pictures in Nazi garb. This is severely troubling, especially in the light of tragic events in Charlottesville over the weekend. The Uptown Diner unequivocally repudiates the beliefs and ideals of neo-Nazis and white supremacy.”
The restaurant is known as a popular all-day breakfast and late night institution, operating in the neighborhood for 27 years.
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The image in question shows five individuals, four in apparent Nazi garb and one female out of uniform. Two of the men pictured were identified as employees of the diner.
This incident follows the fallout of Twitter tracking down many of the marchers from the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. Notably, a marcher resigned from Berkeley’s Top Dog hot dog stand after the internet brought his involvement in the march to the restaurant’s attention.