A Black Lives Matter organizer in Chicago is defending the violence that caused $60 million in damage and injured 13 police officers on Sunday, characterizing looting as “reparations.”
Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, according to Chicago NBC network affiliate WMAQ, justified the riot in the Chicago Downtown Business District during a Monday rally at police station in the “South Loop,” where protesters claim more than 100 people arrested in Sunday’s violence were being held.
“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” Atkins told WMAQ. “That makes sure that person has clothes.
“That is reparations. Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.”
Read more at NEWSMAX.