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Dallas Grant, the 9-year-old Black boy who was turned away from Ouzo Bay restaurant earlier this summer, held a children’s march outside the establishment over the weekend.

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A video went viral back in June showing Grant and his mother, Marcia, being turned away by a restaurant staffer at the Baltimore eatery for wearing basketball shorts, sneakers and a t-shirt. That staffer claimed Grant was in violation of a dress code. However, Marcia pointed out that a white child was dressed in a similar fashion and was allowed to dine at the restaurant.

According to TMZ, about 70 people showed up in solidarity to march with Dallas. This comes on the heels of a pending lawsuit against Atlas Restaurant Group, the company that owns Ouzo Bay. Marcia claims the incident left Dallas traumatized.

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Dallas Lead his 1st Mach. (The Children’s March for EQUALITY). The Kids shirts are the 1st shirts from his T-shirt line @greenwood_and_archer. Thank you to the Panacea Seed company for there extremely generous donation; if not for them the shirts would not have been possible!! Thank you to @mdprotestnetwork @bmoreblxck & @peoplespowerassembly for helping to put the march together! I could not have done this without them. #Protest #Ouzobay #AtlasGroup #GreenwoodAndArcher #TheChildrensMarchForEquality #BLM #Love #Children #march #blacklivesmatter #justice #peace #nojusticenopeace #america #democracy #humanrights #humanity #activism #socialjustice #dmv #summer #motivation

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Atlas apologized for the initial encounter, firing staffers they said exercised poor judgement, but denied any discrimination.

Source: TMZ

Black Boy Booted From Ouzo Bay Holds Protest Outside Restaurant  was originally published on wolbbaltimore.com

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