We finally opened our restaurant after the COVID-19 shutdown — a day later, it was damaged during the protests. Here’s why we still stand in solidarity with protesters.

Roopa Mosuganti is a longtime Floridian who owns a restaurant called Jai Ho Royale Indian Cuisine with her husband in Tampa, Florida. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had to furlough all of their staff and switched to takeout and delivery only.  Their restaurant reopened for dine-in on May 29 — and the very next day, parts of their business were  destroyed and looted during the citywide protests surrounding George Floyd’s death. This experience has been particularly hard on Mosuganti and her family, but they say they stand in solidarity with the protesters and will continue to support

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