Around 200 far left SEIU protesters were bused into the Dunkin Donuts parking lot in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for a protest against Mitt Romney on Friday. The screaming protesters stormed the franchise – terrifying customers and workers – and posted signs about the 99% on the windows.
The union protesters were in town attending a leadership conference.
About 200 union protesters descended on the parking lot of the Dunkin’ Donuts on High Street in Carlisle just before 12:30 p.m. today to call for increasing the federal minimum wage and to attack GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The members of Service Employees International Union picked Dunkin’ Donuts because the chain is partially owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Romney used to head.
Some of the protesters wearing Romney masks engaged in a pseudo counter-protest, based on what the union said is Romney’s opposition to increasing the federal minimum wage.
Kim Klinger, a nurse from Wilkes-Barre, said the SEIU members were from all over Pennsylvania and were attending a state-wide leadership conference at the Hotel Carlisle Embers Convention Center in Middlesex Twp. Five buses brought the union members from the conference to the Dunkin’ Donuts.
A consortium of global private equity firms consisting of Bain Capital Partners LLC, The Carlyle Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP completed the acquisition of Dunkin’ Brands Inc. from Pernod Ricard SA for $2.425 billion in cash in 2006.