The BLM riots during the summer of 2020 destroyed thousands of businesses and caused up to $2 billion to be paid in insurance claims.
Black Lives Matter-Antifa mobs caused over one billion dollars in damages in cities across America since May. In Minneapolis alone, Black Lives Matter mobs damaged or destroyed over 1,500 businesses or buildings.
Over 700 police officers were injured in the BLM riots — and that was back in June!
Black Lives Matter was linked to conservatively 91% of the riots that resulted in the most expensive property damage in US insurance history.
Despite this, a group of far-left activists sued the police for allegedly engaging in “kettling.”
According to the lawsuit, in the summer of 2020, after the death of George Floyd, numerous businesses in Manhattan were destroyed by protesters and looters. The demonstrators vandalized storefronts and stole merchandise from many stores. In response to several damaging and expensive protests, former Mayor Bill de Blasio imposed an 8 p.m. curfew in early June to discourage looting. However, on June 4, 2020, approximately 10 minutes after the curfew began, New York Police Department officers allegedly engaged in “kettling” or trapping activists protesting Floyd’s death in a Bronx neighborhood.
Kettling is a crowd control tactic used by law enforcement in which they surround a group of protesters, trapping them within a confined area, typically using physical barriers or a police line. The purpose of kettling is to prevent the protesters from dispersing and to limit their mobility, which allows the police to control the situation more effectively. However, kettling has been criticized for being aggressive and violating the rights of peaceful protesters.