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NYC Chicken Riots: Free KFC Day Ends in Chaos, Sit-In

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Gothamist and Gawker are reporting that it's absolute chaos at KFCs across town today. Yesterday, Oprah offered downloadable coupons for free KFC today, and now look what's happened:

"Despite the very visible grilled chicken behind the register, the manager told everyone with coupons to leave and that the promotion was over for the day. The people there are currently holding a sit-in and refusing to leave until they get their free chicken...or the cops are called. Racial epithets were being spewed, people who actually wanted to pay for chicken were facing a potential beatdown..."

And per a Gawker tipster: "When I finally gave up (after 30 minutes of aguing with other customers) a small RIOT started going on outside the store with people screaming at the manager." For those of you thinking, "Jesus people. It's just KFC chicken," we'll note it's two pieces of chicken plus two sides plus a biscuit, a meal that is apparently worthy of complete societal meltdown.
· KFC's Refusal to Give Away Grilled Chicken Sparks Sit-In? [Gothamist]
· Oprah KFC Coupon Riot! [Gawker]
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