Russian man chains himself to McDonald's outlet to stop it from closing
- A McDonald's devotee recently chained himself to the entryway to one of the Golden Arches in Moscow
- In an emotional protest, the guy was seen making a last-ditch attempt to prevent the McDonald's shop from closing down
- McDonald's President and CEO stated on March 9 that the fast-food company will temporarily close all of its 850 outlets in Russia
Leading food and beverage firms have temporarily ceased operations in Russia following the country's invasion of Ukraine, which triggered the world's fastest-growing humanitarian catastrophe in decades.
The West has enforced a slew of sanctions on Russia, completely isolating it to the point that the Russian ruble is worth less than a penny.
While the plan appears to be harming Russia in the desired way, many Russians who have nothing to do with the conflict are also suffering. A McDonald's devotee recently chained himself to the entryway to one of the Golden Arches in Moscow.
In an emotional protest, the guy, identified as Luka Safronov-Zatravkin, was seen making a last-ditch attempt to prevent the McDonald's shop from closing down.
"Closing down is an act of hate against me and my fellow countrymen!" the devastated Russian was quoted as saying.
Customers proceeded to pass past the man inside the restaurant to get the final bite, despite his pleading. Police eventually took him away, putting a stop to the useless protest.
People were observed hurrying to the Golden Arches to savour their hamburgers elsewhere. Some clients allegedly hoarded the meals and sold them online for amounts similar to the typical Russian monthly wage.
Following considerable criticism for continuing to operate in Russia during the war, McDonald's President and CEO stated on March 9 that the fast-food company will temporarily close all of its 850 outlets in Russia.
"As a System, we stand with the rest of the world in opposing aggression and bloodshed and praying for peace." "Our people have been – and will continue to be – our number one priority from the beginning of this crisis," he stated.
McDonald's employs 62,000 people in Russia, with an additional 100,000 working in suppliers' businesses. The business expects to spend more than Rs. 3.8 billion to assist staff throughout the shutdown time.