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Looting and rioting by Black Lives Matter caused such destruction and chaos overnight in Chicago that the bridges had to be lifted to prevent anyone else from getting downtown. Thirteen police officers were injured during the Chicago rampage and over 100 people were arrested. Now, business owners are faced with rebuilding or leaving the area after tremendous loss.

Black Lives Matter Goes On Rampage In Chicago

The Windy City experienced a night of terror on August 9th after hundreds of Black Lives Matter supporters decided stealing from stores along the magnificent mile was their kind of “social justice”.

Even high-end stores like Louis Vuitton took a beating when looters smashed the windows and grabbed designer bags costing thousands of dollars.

Some witnesses say these riots were worse than the ones immediately following George Floyd’s death. 

Black Lives Matter looters drove cars into store front windows to assist with the major theft. It’s amazing to watch the video below and realize this is happening in a major American city.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Changes Her Tune

Prior to last night, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has given a pass to criminals on terror rampages. She enabled these criminals with no regard for her city or its people.

Amazingly, the rioting and looting was so bad that even Mayor Lightfoot was forced to change her tune.

“We are waking up in shock this morning,” Lightfoot said. “These individuals engaged in what can only be described as brazen and extensive criminal looting and destruction. And to be clear, this had nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment expression.”

In fact, the Democrat mayor went so far as to call those rioting and looting “criminals” and “vigilantes”. The phrase ‘too little too late’ comes to mind. But then this also indicates an uncharacteristic change to her stance on crime in Chicago.

“We are not going to let our city be taken over by criminals and vigilantes,” the mayor later added.

Could Black Lives Matter have gone so far in Chicago that even a Democrat like Mayor Lightfoot can no longer defend them?

Fake News Triggered Black Lives Matter Looting In Chicago 

The night of rioting began after the media reported that Chicago Police shot an unarmed teen. But, typical of fake news, this was a false narrative.

The “unarmed teen” was actually a gunman who shot at police before Chicago police returned fire.

Emily Zanotti, a senior editor at the Daily Wire, confirmed this on Twitter. Zanotti lives in Chicago. 

Bridges Lifted To Contain Destruction And Looting

The rioting and looting got so bad that officials raised the bridges into downtown Chicago to prevent more people from flooding in for a cash grab. It was a dramatic scene. 


Businesses are reporting significant losses as not only are their storefronts destroyed, but their merchandise is completely wiped out and cash has been stolen.

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Chicago politicians have essentially rolled out the red carpet for this to happen after turning a blind eye to it for months. 

Watch below to see looters grab merchandise after breaking through a boarded up window. They don’t care about how their theft is affecting these businesses or the employees who work there.

It’s hard to understand why a business would choose to rebuild under these circumstances. This is likely to continue happening in Chicago and other progressive Democrat run cities that allow this to continue.

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