Looting Continues Well Beyond Downtown Raleigh Overnight

The term “mostly peaceful” is probably the best one for the protest prior to darkfall. They were knocking down barriers around the governor’s mansion

and throwing paper over the fence, we assume with their demands. They were also throwing water bottles and other things at the police. Raleigh City Council member Saige Martin said the police should not use tear gas when that happens. Apparently, they are just supposed to allow people to hit them. They were also throwing fireworks and things that spewed green smoke. But, when the cops moved forward they did not fight back.

The protests then moved several blocks south back into the downtown area, where everything’s already looted and broken. And

7 arrested in connection to building damage, looting at North Hills, Triangle Town Center during George Floyd protests

Protests over George Floyd’s death continued Sunday night throughout the country, including in North Carolina.

Groups marched to demand change and justice throughout American institutions with some demonstrations turning violent with a tenor of anger and unrest. More than 20 states have enacted the National Guard with more than a dozen major cities under a curfew. In Raleigh, police were seen clearing the scene around Blount and Hargett streets Monday at 4:30 a.m. after a hectic weekend.

In Raleigh, there was damage beyond the downtown area. Mayor Mary Ann Baldwin will enact a curfew on Monday after looting and vandalism occurred at areas surrounding North Hills and Triangle Town Center Sunday night. Four were arrested from incidents at Triangle Town Center with three arrests stemming from North Hills.

Stores such as Target, Ross, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart were damaged around Triangle Town Center.

That’s not protesting. Those shopping centers are miles and miles from the downtown area. It would take you a good 20 minutes (with traffic and lights) to go from downtown to TTC on a good day.

The National Guard has been called to ‘provide support’ to Raleigh as the city continues to experience unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd.

“The National Guard is now deployed to provide support as we work to restore order & ensure the safety of residents; protect necessary & critical infrastructure; and help ensure that those who wish to lawfully and peacefully exercise their 1st Amendment right to protest can do so,” Raleigh Police announced early Monday morning in a tweet.

The NG is reportedly at North Hills, and probably in the TTC area (the Target, Ross, Dick’s, and Walmart are across the street from TTC)

Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin is expected to enact a curfew for the City of Raleigh on Monday following the outrage brought by George Floyd’s death.

“I wanted to give them (the protestors) a chance. I’m an optimist, I was hoping for the best and now what we’ve seen is more destruction downtown,” Baldwin said.

There was a protest that turned violent Saturday night. Then Sunday. What more do they need to protest? The cop who killed George Floyd is under arrest and has been charged with 3rd degree murder. The Raleigh PD is run by a black chief. So is the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. What do they actually expect to accomplish?

In Charlotte, NC, at least 30 have been arrested, police were injured, and businesses damaged and looted. Elsewhere

And in Chicago, where mayor Lori Lightfoot said “F U” to President Trump, 16 are dead and at least 30 shot. Good job, Lori!

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2 Responses to “Looting Continues Well Beyond Downtown Raleigh Overnight”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    I like this idea from Hong Kong…

    Police put blue dye in water cannons and soak the “protesters”, intending to stain protesters and mark them out for arrest later.-

    Bwaha. Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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