Video Shows Security at D.C. Sports Bar Dragging Black Woman By the Hair


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A protest erupted outside of Nellie’s Sports Bar in D.C. after footage surfaced of a security guard dragging a Black woman down the stairs by her hair.

The woman later identified herself as 22-year-old Keisha Young, who revealed that security mistook her for someone else following an altercation. Young explained, “It was an altercation in there. They were trying to get some other people out because somebody else brought a bottle in there. Somehow I got mixed up in an altercation because I look like somebody else and I got hit and dragged down the steps.” Young added, “I didn’t do nothing wrong and that’s all remember. Walking up the steps and getting dragged right back down the steps.”

Nellie’s responded to the video in a post on Instagram, which read, “We were incredibly upset and disturbed to see the unfortunate event that took place at Nellie’s last night. We are undergoing a full investigation of the situation. At Nellie’s, we foster an inclusive and safe environment, so events like this are completely unacceptable to us.”

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