Macy’s famous flagship store at Herald Square in New York City has been looted.
Videos show swarms of looters at the entrance to the store as looting continued throughout major cities in the United States in the wake of the death of George Floyd. You can see videos from the Macy’s NYC looting throughout this article.
According to Fox News, police struggled to control an “overwhelming crowd” that showed up despite an 11 p.m. curfew in New York City. One video showed police arresting suspected looters.
Cops running into Macy’s at Herald Square as it was being looted. Hundreds of looters and rioters here with absolutely no concerns about cops being here pic.twitter.com/NItOU7POiL
— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020
“Roving groups” of looters were striking different shops throughout the city, Fox News reported. “The doors of Macy’s flagship Manhattan store were breached. Police pulled two handcuffed men out and put them in a van,” the Associated Press reported.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Mayor Called Looters’ Actions ‘Unacceptable’
— Daniel McCarter (@DanielMcCarter) June 2, 2020
“Just left Barclays Center. Situation there pretty calm. Now going back to Midtown. Protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful today + cops respected their right to speak out. But some people tonight had nothing to do with the cause + stole + damaged instead. That we won’t allow,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter.
The mayor added, “We support peaceful protest in this city. But right now it’s time to go home. Some people are out tonight not to protest but to destroy property and hurt others — and those people are being arrested. Their actions are unacceptable and we won’t allow them in our city.”
#BREAKING: Macy’s now in #NewYork#dcblackout #Minneapolis #GeorgeFloyd #Riots #BlackLivesMatter #usariot #USAonFire #Trump #riots2020 #USARIOTS #USA #StLouis #protests #protests2020 #Atlanta #Floyd #NYCPROTEST #StLouisProtest #NewYork #nyclooting #phillyprotests #looting #NYC pic.twitter.com/BwxB8hEui7
— Faruk Firat (@FarukFirat1987) June 2, 2020
According to de Blasio: “These protests have power and meaning. But as the night wears on we are seeing groups use them to incite violence and destroy property. Our first priority is keeping people safe, so I’m extending the curfew to Tuesday. It will begin at 8pm.”
— Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) June 2, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also drew a line between peaceful protest and looting, writing, “There are justified peaceful protests across the state tonight. But there are also people criminally exploiting this pain and this moment. We will not tolerate it.” Earlier in the day, he called out the president, writing, “The president …read more
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