Black Lives Matter Looters Trash Children's Health Facility with Sick Kids Inside
Leftist thugs trashed building in Chicago with terrified kids and families inside
A children's health care facility in Chicago has been trashed by violent Black Lives Matter looters while terrified kids and their families were inside the building, according to reports.
Chicago's Ronald McDonald House, which provides shelter and resources to families while a child receives treatment at local hospitals, had its doors smashed during rioting and looting that took place on Monday night.
The Chicago location cares for patients receiving treatment at nearby Lurie Children's Hospital.
"We were very concerned there was a lot of activity right in front of the house, people making choices that could put them at risk and put our families at risk so the staff was frightened," Ronald McDonald House Charities spokesperson Lisa Mitchell told ABC11.
Over thirty families together with their sick children were inside the facility along with the staff as they watched completely helplessly as leftist thugs targetted the building.
"They are already in a really, really difficult spot, and having this kind of additional stress and worry about getting to and from the hospital even though we are 5 blocks away because of safety concerns is just doubling the strain," Mitchell added.
Despite the incident - no damage was found inside the charity house and no one was injured, according to The Sun.
The front door was boarded up after the destruction took place.
Mitchell told CBSN Chicago: “We’re here for families at all times – whether there’s a pandemic or civil unrest, we need to make sure that we are here allowing families to get the rest they need while they have a child in the hospital seeking care.
"And so it’s so important that anything that might be going on outside, we maintain our care for families."
Businesses in downtown Chicago were subject to vandalism, theft, and destruction on Sunday night into the early hours of Monday morning.
Chicago's far-left Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling the chaos "organized criminal activity."
Meanwhile, a Black Lives Matter activist has justified the widespread looting in Chicago as “reparations” - and claimed it doesn't matter because the ransacked stores “have insurance.”
Speaking Monday at a rally outside the South Loop police station, Ariel Atkins said:
“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats, that makes sure that person has clothes.”
“That is reparations,” Atkins added, according to NBC Chicago.
"Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance,” she said at the rally organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago.
Atkins' statement came after a chaotic night that saw more than 100 arrests, 13 police officers injured, and at least $60 million worth of property damage.
The unrest erupted after cops responded to a call on Sunday about a man with a gun in Englewood, who fired shots at them before being wounded and hospitalized.
Earlier on Monday, Lightfoot warned that law enforcement officials were already looking through high-definition surveillance footage and that looters would face consequences.
“Let's be clear. We are coming for you. We are already at work finding you,” Lightfoot said.
Lightfoot explained that Chicago residents “deserve to be safe” and businesses deserve to “enjoy safety and security.”
Black Lives Matter protests emerged across the country after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on the neck of black man George Floyd in late May, leading to his death.