Gandhi Mahal restaurant is one of the properties that sustained fire damage in the protests. “Let my building burn, justice needs to be served,” Ruhel, the Bangladeshi owner declared. Ruhel’s story is a poignant reminder of the American dream, as Ruhel moved to the U.S. in 1996 with the principles of Mohandas Gandhi in his heart and worked his way up to eventually own his own restaurant. His commitment to “bring diverse people of different beliefs together” translated to his restaurant becoming the setting for community gatherings, volunteerism, and advocacy. During the early days of the protests, the restaurant became a safe haven for those needing first aid.