Greenville restaurant donating sales in protest of President Trump's campaign stop

Published: Jul. 17, 2019 at 2:57 PM EDT
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A business in Greenville says it is peacefully protesting President Donald Trump's campaign stop in the east by donating its sales to an immigration non-profit.

Matthew Scully, owner of The Scullery in Uptown Greenville, says that his store is donating 100% of Wendesday's proceeds to the American Immigration Council.

A sign posted on the storefront said the funds are intended " help with the immigration crisis at our southern border, and to celebrate our diverse community."

Scully said he wanted to do something positive for the community that brings people together instead of tearing them apart.

On its website, the American Immigration Council described what it does:

"The Council brings together problem solvers and employs four coordinated approaches to advance change—litigation, research, legislative and administrative advocacy, and communications. With this synergy, the Council works to advance positive public attitudes and create a more welcoming America—one that provides a fair process for immigrants and adopts immigration laws and policies that take into account the needs of the U.S. economy."