Black Lives Matter organizer Ariel Atkins said at a rally Monday that the widespread looting and mob activity that has terrorized large cities in the U.S. is justified because it is "reparations."
"If some decides to loot a Gucci, or a Macy's, or a Nike, because that makes sure that person eats, that makes sure that person has clothes ... That's reparations. That is reparations. Anything they wanna take, take it, because these businesses have insurance. They're gonna get their money back. My people aren't getting anything."
Atkins' statement came after a lawless night in which more than 100 arrests were made, 13 police officers were injured, and at least $60 million worth of property damage was inflicted in the city of Chicago.