Neighborhoodr reports on a demonstration that occurred Friday evening outside the Continental on Third Avenue near St. Mark's Place. According to Neighborhood, "Those present were protesting against what they claimed is discrimination on the part of the bar’s bouncers. One woman, an African-American, claimed she was allegedly told 'Your kind don’t know how to act' by a bouncer when she tried to enter the bar."
The group was organized by The ANSWER Coalition. There is also a Facebook group called Boycott Continental Bar in NYC.
The Local East Village interviews Trigger Smith, the Continental's owner, who said his club isn't doing anything improper. Per the Local EV:
Mr. Smith, who is white, said that patrons were not being turned away because of the color of their skin but because the bar has a policy against admitting patrons who do not adhere to its unwritten dress code.
“It just so happens that more people of a certain minority wear these things than others,” Mr. Smith said. “But I don’t want white trash either, or Jersey Shore boys.”
He went on to say that he doesn't want to admit "frat boy" patrons either.
[Photo via Neighborhoodr]