‘St. Patrick was Italian’: North End restaurant owners protest outdoor dining restrictions at St. Patrick’s Day breakfast

Mar 18, 2024 1062

BY: Molly Farrar

North End restaurant owners protested outside the annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in opposition to the City of Boston’s outdoor dining regulations, local news reported. More than a dozen restaurant owners and their staff were outside the Ironworkers Local 7 Hall in South Boston, NBC reported.

Breakfast attendees heading inside the hall heard a small band accompanying the protesters, who held signs like “St. Patrick was Italian” and “We are one city, North End included.” (St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain, but some attribute a supposed Italian ancestry to his Roman parents.)

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SOURCE: https://www.boston.com

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