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D.C. Restaurant Apologizes For Accidentally Hosting White Nationalists

Maggiano's Little Italy said the reservation was made under a different name.

By Ryan Biek | November 22, 2016

An Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C., has apologized for inadvertently hosting a white nationalist group Friday night. 

On its Facebook page, Maggiano's Little Italy said it wasn't aware it was hosting the alt-right National Policy Institute. The restaurant said the reservation was made at the last minute under a different name. 

After the event, an attendee's tweet appeared to show a "heil Hitler" salute, which Maggiano's called "extremely offensive."

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The National Policy Institute made headlines the next day for remarks made during a conference. 

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"America was, until this past generation, a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity," the president and director of the National Policy Institute said during a meeting Saturday. 

Maggiano's added it will donate $10,000 in profits from that Friday night to the Anti-Defamation League –– a Jewish-based organization that combats hateful speech. 

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