- A supposed peaceful demonstration in Portland, Oregon over the death of George Floyd turned into a looting spree
- Protesters began ransacking a Louis Vuitton store and took off many of the precious merchandise
- The mayor decried the incident, which apparently was not just one, but a number of similar incidents erupted in other areas in Oregon as well
- Aside from the Louis Vuitton store, an Apple store also suffered from a similar rampage
The mayor of Portland, Oregon cried foul over a series of incidents that happened on May 29, Friday during the supposed demonstration over the controversial death of George Floyd.
Many protestors turned to ransack high-end shops in the area such as Louis Vuitton and Apple.
Breaking glass, protestors quickly got in and took the merchandise from the shop. Worse, they were wearing masks and could hardly be identified.
Broken glass, tear gas, shouts of policemen, and the sound of helicopters above the city became common on that fateful night.
Mayor Ted Wheeler, in a Twitter post, was seething. He said that he will be coming back and that they would be hearing from him.
It so happened that he was not in the city when the incident happed as his mother was dying.
Social media users expressed outrage over the incident. In the Philippines, many stated that it was very disappointing and that the protesters were just using George Floyd's death as a means to do the despicable act.
Kaisa ako sa hustisya dun sa pagpatay kay mr. george floyd at makulong ung mga dapat makulong, kaisa ako sa tahimik na protesta,with social distancing, pero ibang level na ito mga teh! anong kinalaman nang high end level na bag/clothing sa hustisya? saan banda ang hustisya dyan?! Kailangan ba yan ni george?
This is not how protests should be done. The anger has been channeled wrongly by doing such barbaric and violent acts. Innocent people are being dragged into this mess.
In a previous KAMI report, President Duterte gave a warning to leftist groups who slammed the distribution of relief goods.
Riots and looting have been seen in different countries in many years. With the pandemic, and with many jobless today, many just opted for the easy way.
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