|Table of folks from the UUCiA|
What was the reason for the "Eat In"? Last week, in the middle of the night, someone threw a very large stone (20 lbs) through the window of Babylon. This was, of course, disturbing and intimidating for the Iraqi immigrants who own and work at the restaurant.
|Pat Scanlon (right), talking here with a vet of Iraq and Afghanistan.|
The story got wonderful coverage. There was a front page story by Robert Mills in the Lowell Sun; click here to read. (More photos by Malakie here.)
There was lots of Internet and blog buzz about the story, including this piece by blogger CR Krieger: click here to read and see his pictures.
|I am holding flags, with Leyla from Babylon Restaurant. (Credit: Julia Malakie)|
Of all the coverage, perhaps the most incredible thing is the coverage the "Eat In" received from Rachel Maddow, who did a feature on it as a "best new thing in the world with zero percent politics".
At the end of this post, below, please click on the video of the clip from the Rachel Maddow Show. Toward the end of the clip are some photo stills. The first still shows folks from the UUCiA -- you might recognize the faces from the picture at the top of this post! A photo still shortly thereafter shows folks from North Parish. How about that?