Fort Worth (WBAP/KLIF) – A Fort Worth bar owner may be shut down for 30 days after hosting a 4th of July protest inside his bar.
Chris Polone, owner of Rail Club Live on Joyce Drive planned the protest in reaction to what he called an “unjust shutdown,” according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The demonstration included groups of four people wearing masks and seated at 10 tables. While other safety guidelines were in place.
Polone says the event was lawful because there was no cover charge and no alcohol was served.
He doesn’t think bars should be forced to closed when restaurants and amusement parks a can stay open, and plans to fight against the suspension.
In a Facebook post, Polone blasts the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission:
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