Protest at Nellies after video of woman pulled down the stairs


9th and U Street, NW

Update from Nellie’s:

“Nellie’s Sports Bar has terminated, with immediate effect, the independent security vendor hired to protect our guests during Pride Week. Our investigation into the matter is ongoing, and we will cooperate with any law enforcement investigation, however we do not need to wait for the investigation’s conclusion before we take decisive action. We offer a heartfelt apology to all who witnessed the horrific events of this past weekend. No matter what behavior occurred prior, nothing warrants mistreating, and disrespecting, one of our guests.

What we can say is we have heard the concerns of the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities. Nellie’s will be closed this week as we evaluate this regrettable situation, though we will continue to pay all non-security staff their normal wages. In the interim, we will use this time to listen and understand what more we can do to create the safe and friendly atmosphere our guests have come to expect from Nellie’s Sports Bar over the past 14 years.

Thank you.

The Nellie’s Family”

WTOP reported:

“Nellie’s Sports Bar in D.C. said it is conducting an investigation into an incident captured on video Saturday night of a woman being dragged down the stairs.”

I don’t believe related but earlier gunshots were fired nearby at 8th and Florida Ave, NW:


Photo by Dan Diamond

Readers reported around 7:20pm Friday:

“Multiple shots fired from a car sunroof outside Kouzina Angelinas on Florida & 8th.”

Updates on any and all as more info becomes available.

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