A flash mob descended on high end retailers around midnight in Chicago. Hundreds of stores were looted, with at least 1,000 participants engaging in the thievery. Cops were assaulted, innocent bystanders were robbed, cars were held at gunpoint and, since this is Chicago, multiple people were shot.
We’ve packed a lot of videos into this post and will continue updating it throughout the day.
One man didn’t make off like the bandit he had hoped to become, crying on Facebook Live about how his leg was broken by a swift baton strike from a law enforcement officer:
Of Course There Were Gunshots:
Others Took Their Kids To Loot:
Some Tried To Run Over The Police:
Others Were Satisfied Throwing Things At Them:
This is the aftermath of the officer being bashed in the face by someone throwing a case at close range. You can see his face all bloodied up. Crowd cheers, cops chase, more items thrown at police. It’s a mob mentality out there. #Chicago #ChicagoRiots #ChicagoScanner pic.twitter.com/TqmgLMBJfN— GOPrincess 🇺🇸 MN Mama (@GOPrincess) August 10, 2020
Some Folks Were So Dumb That They Broadcast Their Own Crimes:
And Others Still Attempted To Break Into ATMs While Doing It:
These guy’s open several ATM downtown in Chicago take over 100k live on Instagram pic.twitter.com/CfYillP0Kp— Chicago Shooting Victims (@ShootingCsv) August 10, 2020
There Were Attempts To Drive Cars Through Store Security Baricades:
The Onlookers Cheered Them On:
A man was livestreaming from his Facebook while encouraging looters who were breaking into a Chase Bank located in Downtown #Chicago. He ended up leaving & drove off.#chicagoriots #ChicagoScanner #Riots #Riots2020 pic.twitter.com/aBFgvOBJ7S— Frito-Khalid (@WulfMunkey) August 10, 2020
And Many Made Off Like Bandits:
G they getting active downtown Chicago 😩 as soon as the live cut off I heard gun shots 😫 pic.twitter.com/gNTSQt94Pc— the boyfriend 🇩🇴🏁 (@_InkMyThoughts) August 10, 2020