Video shows black woman slamming looters after her Brooklyn store was destroyed
“The problem that bothers me? You said, ‘Black Lives Matter’.” An elderly black woman slams looters for lying that ‘Black Lives Matter’, after her Brooklyn store was destroyed amid the protests.
Disturbing video shared on social media shows an elderly black woman harshly criticizing looters, as she stays in front of her shell of a store, as Mail Online reports. During the riots dedicated to George Floyd’s death in New York, the woman’s store was almost completely destroyed by criminals who took advantage of the situation.
While a few people are cleaning up the glass and other debris left from the demolished store, the distraught woman says:
“The problem that bothers me? You said, ‘Black Lives Matter’. I’ve worked here part-time and I’m a part-owner of this store. You said, ‘Black Lives Matter’. Why don’t you choke me? I’m black!”
As she points out to the enormous damage the looters have caused, she says:
“Look what you did to my store. Look!”
Afterward, the frustrated part-owner walks over next to a massive pile of broken glass and destroyed goods from inside the store. Gesturing at the damage, she says:
“Look at the things you’ve done! We’ve been here all night cleaning up!”
This unfortunate incident happened after the fifth night of havoc in the streets of New York.
The woman continues with a powerful message:
“You tell me, ‘Black Lives Matter’? You lied – you wanted to loot this store. You needed money. Get a job like I do! Stop stealing! This is the neighborhood – we trying to build it up and you’re tearing it down.”
On Tuesday night, around 200 people were arrested in New York City after the peaceful daytime protests escalated into violent rioting.
Looters were demolishing stores in mainly wealthy areas such as Soho, while some of the criminals were ransacking properties in local neighborhoods. President Donald Trump warned the demonstrating residents that he is ready to send in National Guard troops to bring an end to protests.
Although the city was put on an 8:00 p.m. curfew from Tuesday through Sunday, thousands of protesters continued to defy the order.