Red Hen Owner, Meryl Streep’s cousin, protesters have kept the restaurant closed [video]

The Virginian Red Hen restaurant that refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was hit by protesters Tuesday causing police to block off the downtown Lexington street and make one arrest. According to the local congressman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the owner is actress Meryl Streep’s cousin, whom he refers to as a liberal New York transplant.

Rep. Goodlatte apologized to Mrs. Sanders on behalf of the town of Lexington:

After the protesting, the restaurant remained closed. According to a Roanoke Times reporter, a few dozen people were protesting outside of the Red Hen. One man apparently yelled into a megaphone that “nations like America that forget God, they’re gonna end up in hell.”

Another protester, not with the others, held a U.S. flag. Two others were photographed carrying “Trump: Make America Great Again” flags.

The front step of the restaurant had cards promoting Republican Senate nominee Corey Stewart.

Lexington Police Chief Sam Roman told the Roanoke Times that one man drove by and threw a bucket of chicken manure out the window while shouting “make America great again.” Police arrested him and charged him with disorderly conduct.

“People have the right to exercise free speech, and we’re just here to make sure it doesn’t go beyond that,” Chief Roman told the Times.

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