Several vehicles inside a Mercedes-Benz showroom in California’s Oakland were vandalized and damaged when rioters broke in during clashes over the death of George Floyd.
Riots and demonstrations have spread to numerous cities in the United States after a cop was caught on tape with his knee on the neck of a man later identified as George Floyd. Floyd was pinned down by Derek Chauvin who has since been eliminated from the police force and has been charged with murder. Floyd had been arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money at a store to purchase cigarettes on Monday evening. He could not be revived after being put into an ambulance.
The anger over the incident has led to huge protests in several cities – from New York to Atlanta and beyond. Reports of vandalism and rioting have reported as well and in one such incident, people broke into a Mercedes showroom in Oakland and left many of the vehicles damaged there. CBS San Francisco reported that the dealership was also ransacked and was left in a sorry state because of the violence.
A video of rioters breaking into the dealership also reveal some of them climbing on to the Mercedes cars and kicking the windshields. A few of them also end up jumping on these vehicles.