NOT LOVIN’ IT: Protester Chains Himself to McDonald’s in Russia
A Russian McDonald’s customer was upset the fast-food chain shut down amid the war with Ukraine, so he staged a protest by chaining himself to the Golden Arches doors.
“Closing down is an act of hostility against me and my fellow citizens!” Safronov reportedly yelled.
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Luka Safronov, son of the artist Nikas Safronov, handcuffed himself to the entrance of McDonald's. pic.twitter.com/WKjmPL9pgc— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 13, 2022
McDonald’s president and CEO, Chris Kempckinski, explained that the burger giant will continue paying its 62,000 employees in Russia “who have poured their heart and soul into our McDonald’s brand.”
In an open letter to employees, he announced that the stores are being closed temporarily.
“Our values mean we cannot ignore the needless human suffering unfolding in Ukraine,” Kempczinski wrote.
McDonald’s also closed 100 restaurants in Ukraine and is continuing to pay those employees.
Kempczinski said he is not sure when they will reopen the stores.