Leftist rioters descended upon a Nordstrom in Northern California and began looting the store and attacking employees.
We probably saw 50 to 80 people in ski masks crowbars a bunch of weapons,” local PF Chang’s manager Brett Barrette told KGO-TV, referring to Saturday night’s incident in Walnut Creek, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. “They were looting the Nordstrom’s right here. And I thought they were going to start beating cars. I had to start locking doors lock the front door lock the back door.” said a witness at the scene of the unrest.
Multiple employees at the Walnut Creek store were assaulted by rioters. One employee was pepper sprayed by the mob, while two others were punched and kicked by looters that got inside the store. It is not yet clear if the unrest was connected to the Rittenhouse verdict or Black Lives Matter affiliated movements.
In the wake of the Rittenhouse verdict, rioters affiliated with antifa and Black Lives Matter beat journalists and destroyed property in Portland, Oregon. A riot was declared by the Portland police. Last year, Black Lives Matter protests in support of George Floyd turned violent as rioters began looting a Nordstrom in Seattle. Rioters stole merchandise from the store before setting it ablaze and set cop cars that attempted to respond to the unrest on fire.
Big tech has attempted to shut down support for Rittenhouse’s defense fund and financial contributions to other politically disfavored groups. Despite this, fundraising giant GoFundMe donated $500 to Riot Kitchen, a group that gives support to rioters and violent protesters across the country.