A group of black residents from Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood — the location of an officer-involved shooting that triggered a night of riots and looting on Sunday — demanded that members of Chicago’s Black Lives Matter group, who were holding a protest to support those arrested for looting, leave the neighborhood and return only when they were ready to really help the community.
Chicago BLM organized a series of protests, beginning Monday, in support of the 100 individuals arrested during Sunday night’s shocking events, claiming that looting is “reparations” and that the alleged criminals were simply “protesting” and taking what is rightfully theirs from “corporations.”
On the second night of Chicago BLM’s protests, however, residents of the south side neighborhood where the initial, triggering incident occurred showed up at the BLM rally to demand the protesters leave.
“Standing in the middle of 63rd Street, encircled by police reform protesters, [Duane Kidd, a] 42-year-old lifelong resident of Englewood yelled: ‘None of these motherf******s are gonna be here tomorrow. That’s why I got a problem,’” according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which covered the clash between residents and protesters. Read more…