Protesters clean vandalized Black Angus restaurant

An organizer of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Temecula says his group had nothing to do with the graffiti, but helped clean it up anyway

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Erin Meader (second from right), general manager of Black Angus' Temecula restaurant, poses with members of the group that organized anti-police brutality protests in Temecula who cleaned walls of her restaurant that were vandalized. Photo courtesy of @TemeculaProtest on Twitter.
Erin Meader had just driven by her restaurant the night before when she got the message. Meader, the manager of the Black Angus at Rancho California and Ynez roads in Temecula, says she still drives by the restaurant regularly even though it remains closed amid the ongoing pandemic. When she went by on Saturday, everything was fine, she said. Sunday morning, one of her employees messaged her with pictures of graffiti scrawled on the side of the building. And not just any side — the two walls with graffiti were on the side of the restaurant most visible to thousands of drivers passing by each day through one of Temecula’s busiest intersections. And it wasn’t just any graffiti, either. One of the vandalized walls spelled out “RIP Floyd BLM!” — phrasing that immediatel
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