No less than one Mercedes Benz was burnt and several others damaged by rioters in Oakland, California, after they broke into a car showroom.
Demonstrations, which started in Minneapolis, have spread to several cities in the United States after a cop was caught on tape with his knee on the neck of the black man, who later died.
Floyd was pinned down by Derek Chauvin who has since been removed from the police force and has been charged with murder. Floyd had been arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money at a store to buy cigarettes on Monday evening. He could not be revived after being put into an ambulance.
The anger over the incident has led to massive protests in several cities – from New York to Atlanta and beyond.
Reports of vandalism and rioting have emerged as well and in one such incident, people broke into a Mercedes showroom in Oakland and left many of the vehicles here damaged. CBS San Francisco reported that the dealership was also ransacked and was left in a sorry state due to a fire.
A video of rioters breaking into the dealership also shows some of them climbing on to the Mercedes cars and kicking the windshields violently. A few of them also end up jumping on these vehicles.
ALL CARS AT MERCEDES BENZ IN OAKLAND SMASHED, DEALERSHIP DESTROYED pic.twitter.com/OcDbMhMKBh
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Demonstrators rioting and vandalizing vehicles at the Mercedes Benz of Oakland on broadway. Vehicles were set on fire, tagged and had their windows broken by demonstrators. #oaklandprotest #oaklandriot #GeorgeFloydprotest pic.twitter.com/5LSOafMgWM
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