There were large protests over the death of George Floyd in 37 states yesterday. Unfortunately there were also some out-of-control rioters that caused complete chaos in several major U.S. cities overnight by burning vehicles, buildings and looting stores that included the ransacking of Apple Stores in Minneapolis and Portland.
A short tweeted video clip presented below shows some of the looting done at the Pioneer Place Apple Store in Portland. The video was shot by Zane Sparling of the Portland Tribune. For more, read The Apple post report.
Apple store in Portland being looted during protest pic.twitter.com/GqmGCOqRkt— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) May 30, 2020
While the majority of protesters were doing so peacefully, there were thousands that were participating in out-of-control looting. Some of the chaos was believed to have been generated by groups like Antifa that are left-wing political groups. Attorney General William Bar described the rioters as far-left extremist groups.
Atlanta's Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gave an impassioned speech in which she fought back tears while speaking about her own personal reaction to Floyd’s death, her 18-year-old son, and why she thought any Atlantans taking part in the violence were disgracing both Floyd’d life and the city’s majority-black community.
We may learn of other Apple stores over the weekend that were damaged and looted and we'll add them to the bottom of this report.
Update: May 31, 2020, 3:30 a.m. PST. Video of Apple Store in Phoenix ransacked.
Scottsdale fell into chaos Saturday night as a large crowd of people descended on Scottsdale Fashion Square and the Scottsdale Waterfront area and began damaging businesses and restaurants, including the Apple Store and P.F. Chang's, and seeming to loot stores inside the mall. The video below shows protesters successfully breaking into the Apple Store, where dozens of people quickly rushed in.