WASHINGTON — Protesters continue to take the streets of D.C. in "Justice For George Floyd" protests -- some for hours, others all day -- so taking a bathroom break is essential. A few businesses in the District say they'll open their doors to meet needs and allow protesters to take a bathroom break.
Saturday is expected to be a crowded day full of protesters near Lafayette Square, according to D.C. Chief of Police Newsham.
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Now, citizens in the community are doing their part to help out even if it is just in a small way. This bathroom initiative was started by a movement called #OpenYourLobby on Twitter.
The group started a spreadsheet of theaters currently committed to opening their lobbies to protesters to use the restroom, catch a break, grab snacks, or drink water in D.C., New York, California, Texas and Chicago.
Here is the list of businesses that will open their lobbies:
- Arena Stage - 1101 6th Street NW
- Studio Theatre - 1501 14th Street NW
- Shakespeare Theatre Company - 450 7th Street NW
- Wolly Mammoth Theatre Company - 641 D Street NW
The group plans to update the list as more businesses commit to the initiative.
To view the full list, click here.