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USA: Manhattan stores board up windows after mass looting overnight02:35

USA: Manhattan stores board up windows after mass looting overnight

United States, New York City
June 2, 2020 at 22:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Manhattan stores took stock of the damage wrought by riotous looting on Tuesday morning and began repairing shattered windows, as ceaseless protests have struck downtown shopping districts in the wake of George Floyd's killing.

Workers were seen busy drilling storefronts with wooden boards as glass lay strewn across sidewalks outside of major retailers like Macy's and Urban Outfitters.

"It's going to give the whole thing a black eye because you are doing it for a good cause but now the cause is being overshadowed by the after effects. Right now the person who's trying to fix this store is not thinking about stopping racism, that's not even what's on anybody's mind right now," said Mike, a worker involved in the clean-up.

"When you become violent and you start destroying property, stores that have nothing to do with the murder. What does that do? What message is that supposed to send?" he added.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a citywide curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m following lootings.

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Manhattan stores took stock of the damage wrought by riotous looting on Tuesday morning and began repairing shattered windows, as ceaseless protests have struck downtown shopping districts in the wake of George Floyd's killing.

Workers were seen busy drilling storefronts with wooden boards as glass lay strewn across sidewalks outside of major retailers like Macy's and Urban Outfitters.

"It's going to give the whole thing a black eye because you are doing it for a good cause but now the cause is being overshadowed by the after effects. Right now the person who's trying to fix this store is not thinking about stopping racism, that's not even what's on anybody's mind right now," said Mike, a worker involved in the clean-up.

"When you become violent and you start destroying property, stores that have nothing to do with the murder. What does that do? What message is that supposed to send?" he added.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a citywide curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m following lootings.

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