BY JOE NEWBY
About 200 activists with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) stormed a Dunkin’ Donuts in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to attack Mitt Romney and demand an increase in the federal minimum wage, Dan Miller of the Patriot News reported Friday.
The SEIU members “picked Dunkin’ Donuts because the chain is partially owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Romney used to head,” Miller wrote.
But as Jazz Shaw noted at Hot Air, Bain did not purchase Dunkin’ Donuts until 2006 – long after Romney was gone.
Shaw also wrote that “Bain and friends purchased Dunkin’ Donuts from its previous French owners, Pernod Ricard.”
“This shifted the flow of the successful breakfast chain’s profits (and the taxes paid on them) back to the good old U.S of A rather than going overseas to France,” he wrote.
Some of the protesters wore Romney masks, Miller wrote, engaging in a “pseudo counter-protest, based on what the union said is Romney’s opposition to increasing the federal minimum wage.”
According to Miller, the protesters came from all over the state and were attending a “state-wide leadership conference at the Hotel Carlisle Embers Convention Center” in Middlesex Township.
“The screaming protesters stormed the franchise – terrifying customers and workers – and posted signs about the 99% on the windows,” Jim Hoft wrote at the Gateway Pundit.