Despite a curfew put in place, shops in New York City, including the LEGO Store, were looted during recent civil unrest.
On May 25, George Floyd died after being handcuffed and
pinned to the ground by a police officer. Onlookers took video of the footage,
that showed a black man dying at the hands of a law enforcement officer and
shared it on social media. A protest took place in Minneapolis on May 26, with
those demonstrating doing so in support of the black community and against
Peaceful protests have been taking place during the day in New
York, but despite the mayor enforcing a curfew, looting and destruction has
taken place at night.
This image of the LEGO Store was shared on Instagram, showing the shop emptied of stock, with only the fixed sculptures remaining in place.
“Some people are out tonight not to protest but to destroy property and hurt others and those people are being arrested,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said on social media. “Their actions are unacceptable and we won’t allow them in our city$24.99 at BUY NOW$24.99 at BUY NOW$22.49 at BUY NOW$22.49 at BUY NOW.”
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