Dozens Of Videos Capture White People Inciting Violence And Causing Damage During National Protests
There is increasing evidence that in a number of situations, white people are using the recent protests to damage property and loot.
June 15, 2020 at 11:54 pm
The protests that were kickstarted by the police killing of George Floyd are now in their third week. One of the biggest talking points on both sides of the political aisle has been violence, looting and the burning of buildings during demonstrations.
While people have said much of the damage being done to cities has nothing to do with Black Lives Matter protesters, there is now a deep catalog of videos showing white people using the protests as a pretext for smashing windows, looting stores and damaging property.
Over the past two weeks, there has been a significant decrease in the amount of looting and damaging done, but the topic reappeared this weekend during protests over the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta.
A few hours after a video of the killing was released, protesters descended on a local Wendy's where the shooting occurred, and the building was set on fire. The situation was used to criticize Black people for destruction, but it was later revealed by the police that they are searching for a white woman who they believe started the fire, according to Newsweek.