Watch: New York lawyer threatens to deport cafe workers for speaking Spanish

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: May 18, 2018, 06:17 PM(IST)

Thousands have signed a petition after a video of a New York lawyer threatening to deport cafe workers for speaking in Spanish goes viral. Watch the video to know more. Photograph:( WION )

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The man, identified as Aaron Schlossberg, is known to have been involved in another confrontation previously

A Manhattan-based lawyer has been receiving flak for talking disrespectfully to the staff of a restaurant. According to reports, the man hurled racially-charged rant on Spanish speaking staff of Manhattan's Fresh Kitchen restaurants on Tuesday.

The video of the incident has gone viral and shows the man threatening the staff and shouting at them for speaking in Spanish. "The clients of your staff are speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English," the man said in the video. 

"I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here. The least they could do is speak English," the man shouted and threatened to deport the cafe workers. 

The man, identified as Aaron Schlossberg, is known to have been involved in another confrontation previously. A video from 2016 confirms the same where Schlossberg could be seen calling another man an "ugly foreigner".

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Meanwhile, social media had a field day trolling Schlossberg after videos emerged showing him running away from reporters in New York City. 

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