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Street Vendor Gets Egged for Instagram Clout, Continuing Trend of Violence Against Street Vendors

6:00 AM PDT on April 28, 2020

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]n what is becoming an unfortunate trend in Los Angeles, L.A. Taco has been notified of another act of senseless cruelty against a street vendor. This time, via an unsuspecting vendor having an egg thrown at him.    

The latest video, that has since gone viral, was posted on the Instagram account @TheFooCommunity on Sunday, March 26th. It shows a young individual seated in the passenger seat of a vehicle pulling up to a street vendor selling face masks in an undisclosed gas station.The individual proceeds to pretend to order “two” face masks from the street vendor. When the street vendor gets close to the vehicle, the individual falsely tells the vendor that he “dropped [his] money.” When the vendor looks to the floor, the individual in the car proceeds to throw an egg towards the street vendor’s chest. It then shatters all over the street vendor’s chest. The video ends with the individuals who recorded it laughing about it and speeding off.


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This act of violence against a street vendor comes in the same month that we all witnessed an elotera get physically assaulted and two years after an entire community rallied in support of Benjamin Ramirez, the elotero whose cart was violently shoved to the floor. 

READ: Kids Are Starting to Sell Face Masks in the Streets Because Their Parents Got Laid Off

In the video, there are two Instagram handles that are watermarked that allegedly belong to the offenders. The video has made the rounds online, attracting the attention of the same rapper who donated cash and flowers to the elotera from earlier this month, Swifty Blue. Who also posted about it: “Everyone in my dm about this video .. so let’s find this man and buy all his mask 😷 no need for any racist comments pls 🙏.”  Many comments in all the video’s post call for “street justice.” 

This video seems to illustrate a trend of individuals recording themselves abusing unsuspecting street vendors for notoriety on social media. However, violence against street vendors is nothing new

L.A. Taco will update this story as it develops.   

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