Restaurant apologizes for hosting ‘alt-right’ meeting

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A Washington restaurant apologized after hosting an “alt-right” meeting over the weekend and vowed to donate proceeds to a Jewish group.

{mosads}Maggiano’s Little Italy said it was the “inadvertent” site of a protest on Friday after it hosted a National Policy Institute get-together.

Reality TV star Tila Tequila, who attended the event, posted a photo on Twitter of herself and two others doing a Nazi salute, along with the words “seig heil,” a phrase meaning “hail victory” that was frequently used at Nazi rallies.

“This expression of support of Hitler is extremely offensive to us, as our restaurant is home to Teammates and Guests of every race, religion and cultural background,” the restaurant wrote on Facebook. 

The restaurant said it “was not aware” that the alt-right group was dining there or what the group represented when reservations were made. 

It promised to donate $10,000 in profits from its sales on Friday to the Anti-Defamation League, which fights anti-Semitism. 

“We want to sincerely apologize to the community of Friendship Heights for inadvertently hosting this meeting, which resulted in hateful sentiment,” the restaurant wrote. 

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