Reuters | @liveshotdave Home Diaspora Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link A Lebanese-American family-run business has sadly had to close up one of its locations after it was destroyed during demonstrations in Washington D.C. Sadly, LEBTAV is one of several businesses that were attacked during country-wide protests that sparked over the unjust killing of African-American George Floyd. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas The Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce reported the incident on its Facebook page and shared more pictures showing the restaurant’s shattered storefront. Owned by the Abi-Najem family, LEBTAV is part of the Lebanese Taverna Restaurant Group and is said to be serving the “Best Hummus Since 1979,” according to the post. The group has been serving the nation’s capital for nearly four decades across 12 locations and has gained popular acclaim for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine. To the vandalism, the restaurant has responded with grace and peace, writing: “Our doors are closed but our hearts remain open.” View this post on Instagram Battered businesses from vandalism and looting are slowly recovering. They are also showing signs of solidarity with protestors, urging peace. A post shared by Dave Scarnato (@liveshotdave) on Jun 4, 2020 at 2:54am PDT Recently, a prominent Lebanese church in Los Angeles was also vandalized during the protests. The United States has not yet recovered from the COVID-19 threats when the protests broke out. Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Support our independent media - contribute today! Become a Patron!