Local business owners in Kenosha, Wisconsin are struggling to come to terms with the violence and destruction laying waste to their livelihoods.
A 71-year-old business owner suffered significant injuries from “mostly peaceful” protesters defying curfew last night in Kenosha.
Rioters proclaiming themselves victims are seen leaving the man bloodied and broken afterward. The footage is disturbing and further counters the narrative promoted by the liberal media in the wake of numerous fiery clashes.
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Looters assault an older business owner trying to defend his business in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 24, 2020. pic.twitter.com/LdlLnOpvfJ
— After Action Report (@after_theaction) August 25, 2020
Rioters nearby turned their attention to another car dealership, after causing millions in property damage the night before. Armed citizens donning tactical gear and carrying firearms dissuaded them.
‘We’re trying to stop them from hurting their own community’: Armed citizens protect businesses during Kenosha riots — https://t.co/xN9MNo2gLw — with shout out to @Julio_Rosas11 and @DailyCaller for being on the scene. Report for @dcexaminer
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) August 25, 2020
However, others were not so lucky.
Fox News further reports:
The owners of Car Source in Kenosha told local affiliate FOX 6 Milwaukee the business suffered $500,000 in property damage plus between $900,000 and $1 million in inventory damage during the first night of civil unrest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man.
More than 50 cars were reported to have been damaged in the early Monday morning blaze, according to the outlet.
Prior to the destruction, Car Source — which had a sign that read “Black Lives Matter” hanging at the dealership — had more than 140 vehicles available for sale, according to its website.
Another local business, Dale’s Jewelry, lost $200,000 worth of jewelry and incurred another $200,000 in property damage, the owner told FOX 6.
The owner of Dale’s Jewelry, who was unidentified in the clip, said “That is not protesting … All this is doing is bringing us to the brink of a Civil War.” What do you think? As always, share your thoughts with us in the comments below!