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Omaha mayor launches investigation into 11-Worth Cafe protests

Posted at 10:28 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 23:28:14-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha mayor Jean Stothert is reacting to the closure of a longtime restaurant following days of protests.

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report that Mayor Stothert launched an investigation into the protests before owners of the 11-Worth Cafe announced they would not re-open.

Dozens protested racially charged Facebook posts by the owner's son and took issue with a menu item named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

The owners said in a statement that their staff and customers were taunted and verbally abused.