"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."