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Mon Jun 15, 2020, 04:33 PM

'Peaceful protests got hijacked': Some criminals used George Floyd protests as cover for looting...

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(COMMENT: I like that Mylett called them "faux protestors". Makes you think, right?

'Peaceful protests got hijacked': Some criminals used George Floyd protests as cover for looting, police say

Steve Mylett, the police chief in Bellevue, Washington, couldn’t believe what he was seeing, even after intelligence officers warned of social media posts calling for an attack.

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 31, a handful of demonstrators carrying signs gathered at a major intersection in the Seattle suburb. The crowd quickly grew to 40. Then, after two men got on cellphones, 300 more showed up, then 1,000 white, Black and brown.

“It was a tsunami of people, and they just started running,” Mylett said. “I didn’t hear George Floyd’s name once. I didn’t hear, ‘Police reform!’ They just scattered throughout the city. … They used tactics we’ve never seen before.”

Mylett said faux protesters, many dressed in black with hoodies, gloves and COVID-19 masks, ransacked shops and caused millions of dollars in losses. Some ran from one business to the next, trailed by vehicles that stopped outside high-end stores, loaded up, and moved on.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/peaceful-protests-got-hijacked-some-criminals-used-george-floyd-protests-as-cover-for-looting-police-say/ar-BB15undr?ocid=msedgntp
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Mon Jun 15, 2020, 05:13 PM

1. I hope they figure it out...

if it happened in one place, it wouldn't be surprising. But, for the same thing to happen from coast to coast is too weird. Especially...as the article says, with the "unseen coordination of a flash mob". A caravan of cars, license plates covered, systematically cleaning out one store, and on to the next. They knew where they were going, and what they were getting. Then you have the white supremacists burning down churches, torching police cars, busting up storefronts, and then you have sporadic irate looters. And then they all just went away?

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