It’s usually around 30 to 35 people. Often it’s the same people coming back again and again. There’s “Rod Stewart guy,” “dad guy,” who always brings his kid. They usually get going after five, chanting things like “fuck vaccine passports.”
Just to be clear, I am not requiring proof of vaccination at any of my restaurants. We’re not doing indoor dining because I just don’t feel like it’s safe yet, but I honestly don’t think that these people get that or they don’t care. They have identified me as a target and that’s enough. Last week, they started bringing pots and pans to make even more noise, but honestly, it was violent-feeling from the beginning. They have pitched bicycles, they have caused accidents, they slow down traffic, they have caused people to fall over on the sidewalk.