The Baltimore riots put this business in ruins; owner will now arm himself in the future.
Essam el Ghannam has owned and operated his Papa Palace for eight years in Baltimore. He vacated his establishment as the riots escalated.
Watch him tell his shocking experience.
What kind of protest lights innocent bystanders on fire? Or their business? Ghannam felt threatened for his life, fortunately he was able to escape, but his business was not as lucky.
When asked what he would do differently, he said he wants to get licensed to carry a weapon to protect himself.
This event is truly unfortunate for a hard-working, small businessman who’s dreams were burnt to the ground during a riot.