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Speaker At Black Lives Matter Rally Defends Looting: "This Is Reparations... Businesses Have Insurance"

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Black Lives Matter demonstrated on Monday after more than 100 were arrested after a night of looting and unrest in Chicago in the wake of fake news about police killing a child on Sunday.

"That is reparations," Ariel Atkins, a Black Lives Matter Chicago organizer, told NBC Chicago. "Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance. They're going to get their money back. My people aren't getting anything."

"People protest however they need to. People do whatever they need. These businesses have insurance. They can get it all back. We can’t get our lives back once they kill us. We can’t get rid of that trauma once you’ve been attacked by a police officer," she said.


"I don't care if someone decides to loot a Macy's or a Gucci or a Nike store, that makes sure that person eats. That makes sure that person has clothes."
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