Chicago BLM Organizer: Looting ‘is Reparations’

Chicago BLM Organizer: Looting ‘is Reparations’

August 11, 2020

Chicago Black Lives Matter activists held a rally Monday to stand in solidarity with dozens of criminals arrested after Sunday night’s orgy of mass looting, with one organizer declaring that looting is justified as a form of reparations for slavery.

Activists gathered at the South Loop police station on Monday to stand in solidarity with over 100 people who were arrested after a night of violence, destruction, and mass looting, which erupted within the city after midnight and lasted hours.

“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” proclaimed BLM organizer Ariel Atkins, as if people who are starving would loot a Gucci store. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”

“That is reparations,” she continued, arguing that businesses will be fine because they “have insurance” to absorb the losses. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.” That’s not reparations — it’s just lawlessness.

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