More than 200 protestors gathered at Bumpy's Polar Freeze in Schenectady yesterday.
Messages circulated on social media that the owner of the ice cream shop, David Elmendorf, allegedly sent racist text messages.
Protestors showed up at the ice cream shop demanding it to close for good.
Three employees reportedly walked out and quit during the protest, and they said they received job offers from protestors that were there.
Police had to reroute traffic as the protestors filled the streets.