VIDEO: Luxury Vehicles Spray Painted, Set On Fire In Showroom
It's been a week since George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer during an arrest that was recorded and viewed on social media around the world. In that week, we've seen photos and videos of unrest in cities across the nation; everything from peaceful protests and signage, to full-blown looting and destroying of property. Unfortunately, I don't know when this will end; most will probably tell you it'll end when change is initiated.
As more shocking video begins to make the rounds (there's a new one everyday), Twitter users are sharing personal video taken of a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Oakland, California being completely decimated by protesters. I'm sure those actually protesting the death of George Floyd aren't actually seen in this video - that's what I'd like to believe. These people are angry (clearly), but are shadowing the bigger picture of the protests we've seen across the United States and now around the world.
In the Oakland video, according to CBS San Francisco, the dealership was destroyed after rioters jumped on car windshields, spray painted vehicles with 'FTP' (among other things), and set fire to at least one convertible in the showroom.
Here's the video as it was posted online:
Video from inside the showroom can be seen here:
Murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.
The other three officers seen in the video of Floyd's death have been fired.