People are sending mariachi bands and taco trucks to troll the lawyer who shouted at Spanish workers

Lowenna Waters
Friday 18 May 2018 08:30
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Remember the lawyer who threatened to call ICE because some women were talking in Spanish in a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan?

Well, an activist is raising money in a GoFundMe campaign to send a mariachi band and taco truck to his New York office.

On Wednesday, Schlossberg went viral after aggressively accosting customers and staff at Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue near East 39th Street because they were speaking Spanish.

Edward Suazo, the husband of one of the women targetted by the abuse, posted a video of the altercation to Facebook where it has now had 5.6 million views.

In the almost minute long clip, Schlossberg is filmed shouting:

Your staff and clients are speaking Spanish when they should be speaking English. Every person in here is speaking it... It's America!

He then threatens to call ICE to 'get them ejected from my country'.

Soon after the video went viral, an activist set up the GoFundMe page dubbed 'Mariachis for Aaron'.

On the original call for donations, the post read:

Raising $500 to send a Mariachi band to cheer up the staff and attorneys at The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg Esq. P.L.L.C. after a difficult day. We are requesting the band to sing the famous, endearing, and warm Spanish children song, La Cucaracha, the cockroach.

They continued:

We are countering hate and racism with the sound of music.

Since then, the campaign has smashed its original target of $500, and has closed donations on $1,094 because they have enough money.

In an update on the page, the activists have said that they've been brainstorming what to do with the extra funds, and they think it would be nice to add party accessories, like piñatas.

In a sign off, the activists are also keen to create a follow up event:

Let us know when you want to raise funds to send kebab to Trump officials in prison.

In another turn of fate, Schlossberg has been kicked out of his office space, and a Congressman has filed a formal complaint to the state court's disciplinary committee.

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