NEW YORK — Some 15 to 20 people protested in front of Barneys New York’s flagship Wednesday afternoon carrying signs such as “Boycott Barneys,” “No Justice, No Shopping” and “Hey Jay, Whadaya Say?”
“We are disenchanted with what’s happening at Barneys. We are here to boycott Barneys until they make some adjustments in their security detail and policy,” said Clinton M. Miller, a pastor with the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn. He said he was standing in solidarity with Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips, two African-Americans who were questioned by officers from the New York Police Department after making expensive purchases at the Barneys flagship. Christian has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Barneys, the city and the NYPD, while Phillips has filed a $5 million notice of claim. Miller said his congregants plan “to be here intermittently unless a resolution is brought forth.” RELATED STORY: Mark Lee Says Barneys' Personnel Not Responsible for 'Shop and Frisk' Accusation >>
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