The supermarket chain Publix is reacting after calls for a boycott related to the January 6 riots at the United States Capitol.
Social media calls for a boycott came after it was reported that Julie Jenkins Fancelli, daughter of Publix founder George Jenkins, donated $ 300,000 to help pay for the demonstration that led to the deadly riots. Five people died, several others were injured and former President Donald Trump faced his second impeachment trial because of his comments before the confusion. The Senate voted for Trump’s acquittal on Saturday.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Fancelli’s donation covered most of the $ 500,000 rally cost.
Florida-based Publix responded to boycott calls with a statement distancing itself from Fancelli.
Publix has more than 1,200 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
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