Protesters called for unwavering support for the military and a boycott of SP Truck Stop. (WWLTV)
Protesters were camped outside a Bogalusa business on Thursday for hours calling for a boycott of the gas station.
The group claims the owners refuse to serve members of military. However, the business say that’s simply not true.
“My wife posted it on Facebook, and it’s reached thousands and thousands of people,” said Christopher Carnegie, waving to cars honking at protesters waving American flags along Highway 10 in Bogalusa.
Their concern is sparked by a Facebook post that Carnegie’s wife shared with family, friends and now the world.
Carnegie claims he saw a member of the military turned away from the gas station a few days ago.
“He walked in and got in line and the clerk told him they didn’t serve his kind and pointed at the door for him to leave. I left my stuff and walked out behind him,” said Carnegie.
“I started posting on Facebook that I was going to put an American flag on my Harley and come down here, and this is the end result,” said John Jones, who organized an impromptu protest using the social networking website.
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