Chicago Students Riot And Loot At Strip Mall During Gun Walkout

A crowd of Chicago students demanded gun control by rioting and looting on Wednesday.

Chicago, IL – A crowd of students swarmed a south side strip mall during Wednesday’s National Walkout Day demonstration, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake (video below.)

“They pretty much trashed this whole area,” GameStop manager Robert Owens told Blue Lives Matter on Thursday.

The nationwide demonstration, touted as a demand for gun control legislation, was slated to last for exactly 17 minutes, in remembrance of each of the 17 people murdered during the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

Not all of the protests were peaceful.

On Chicago’s South Side, Simeon Career Academy students descended on businesses situated in a strip mall behind the school, and began harassing customers and employees.

“Things started out cool,” a Potbelly Sandwich Shop manager, who did not want to be further identified, told Blue Lives Matter. “But then some of the guys started yelling, threatened the employees, and said they were going to come back [into the kitchen area] and make their own food.”

There were at least 50 teens in the eatery at one point, and they came inside in groups of 10 to 15 at a time, he said.

The manager noted that Potbelly’s also serves many elderly customers, some of whom were in the shop when the students began wreaking havoc.

He said that the students’ behavior and vulgar language was “disrespectful,” and that the Potbelly’s employees were ultimately forced to contact Chicago police as the teens’ antics escalated.

The students were escorted out of the restaurant by law enforcement before they caused any physical damage to the business, the manager said.

Meanwhile, at a nearby GameStop, alert employees began to grow concerned as approximately 20 teens began milling around the store without making any purchases, Owens told Blue Lives Matter.

Owens said that the students moved through the area outisde the store in a “huge, single-file line.”

GameStop employees were able to clear out customers, and locked up the business before problems arose, he said, adding that nearby stores were not so fortunate.

According to an anonymous J&J Fish and Chicken employee, the students attacked a delivery truck outside of the restaurant, and stole numerous Arizona-brand drinks that were being delivered to the business.

“There was no trouble inside, just outside,” the employee told Blue Lives Matter.

The Potbelly’s manager said that the shop has experienced problems with Simeon students in the past, usually due to fights. In light of Wednesday’s events, the business may require students to be accompanied by adults in order to receive service, he said.

Video of the teens trashing a nearby Walmart store during the protest went viral before the video was taken down several hours later. A Walmart store manager told Blue Lives Matter that he was not allowed to provide any information regarding the incident.

UPDATE: Additional video has made it out (below.)

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JBo
JBo

Stunned! Stunned I am! In Chicago of all...wait...Chicago? Never mind.

Judy787
Judy787

I believe I saw where someone stated this would happen on a previous story.

Betts1221
Betts1221

These pricks should have been arrested right then, instead of making them leave. The stores that were destroyed and looted should have cameras. Find out who they are and if they attend that school, sue the damn school or board of education. These gutter rats know they can get by with this crap that's why they do it. It's damn time they or their parents be made to pay for their destruction and looting.

Bck2sqr11966
Bck2sqr11966

DONT THEY HAVE THE STRICTEST GUN LAWS.OH RIGHT THEY HAVE THE HIGHEST MURDERS IN AMERICA TOO.WHERE IS THE MAYOR .BASHING TRUMP I GUESS .BERNIE SANDERS AND POLESI MADE A MOCKERY OF THE FLORIDA KILLINGS .ITS THE MENTAL ISSUES WE NEED NOT MORE GUN LAWS .

Mppatch1
Mppatch1

That’s what most riots are about! Riot so you can get free stuff and show your butt and ignorance .