New York City is awash with rioting, fires, and looting, while Bill De Blasio is fiddling with ensuring that the stores and shops on 13th Avenue remain closed and strictly follow Corona pandemic restrictions.
Every News station in New York is depicting sheer mayhem in the streets. Storefront glass are shattered by looters and rioters. Police vans are burning. Stores like Moishy’s Bake Shop, and Target are being looted to their bare shelves. Police cars are overturned and burned alongside the American flag.
All this and more is happening, while a large contingent of NYC sheriffs are assigned to Boro Park’s 13th Avenue, patrolling the streets to ensure that no one illegally enters a store.
The irony of entire neighborhoods having every store window shattered and dozens of rioters illegally entering and then exiting with shopping bags filled with stolen items has not been lost on Boro Park residents.
“We are peaceful, and the mayor is coming down with an iron fist upon us,” remarked, “Duvid’l, who did not wish to divulge his last name. “Look what is happening all around. The mayor has completely lost his mind. Police officers everywhere else are being attacked by rioters and this is where he sends squad cars?”
Ironically, just a few hours after the sheriff’s arrived, it was revealed that the Mayor’s own daughter, Chiara, was arrested at a Manhattan protest for blocking traffic.
Protesters took to the streets across America on Sunday, with violence flaring in pockets of largely peaceful demonstrations fueled by the killings of black people at the hands of police. A truck driver — apparently deliberately — drove into demonstrators in Minneapolis nearly a week after George Floyd died thereafter pleading for air as an officer pressed a knee into his neck.
Protests sprang up from Boston to San Francisco, with people stealing from stores in broad daylight in Philadelphia, cities across California, and elsewhere. In Minneapolis, the tanker truck sped into a peaceful crowd of thousands on a closed highway, but no one appeared to have been hit, authorities said.
For a second day, the protests reached to the White House, where chants could be heard from around 1,000 demonstrators just across the street in Lafayette Park as they faced police in riot gear behind barricades. The scene was defiant but peaceful, though police used flash bangs to stop another group from reaching the park.
Curfews were imposed in major cities around the U.S., including Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. About 5,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen were activated in 15 states and Washington, D.C.
But still, trouble flared.
Looting has become rampant across New York City and the rest of the country, with one viral video showing people fleeing a New York store with large bags and boxes.