I would be lying to you if I say that I am not shocked by these riots. Currently in Portland Oregon people are looting and rioting for the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. This makes no sense to me because they are only destroying their city. I hated the situation as well but the man was found guilty and it was settled. I understand that there are many other people who need to be held accountable for their actions but destroying businesses will do nothing. Everyone who is upset keep using the name “George Floyd”, to stay upset and to be violent. I just don’t understand because the whole point of the protests was for the cop to be found guilty, but if you look at what’s going on today, nothing has changed since.
Portland was one of the main cities who had major riots and looting. I’m not trying to say that what they stand for isn’t relevant. If you want to show that you are standing for something serious, there are better ways to go at it rather than setting buildings on fire. Especially if it’s your city. A lot people who attend these riots are only doing it to vandalize. I don’t wanna bring up the saying that black people always do this but as a black person myself, I can say it. I just feel like this is the reason that nothing is getting better. They use George Floyd’s name for everything during these protests but we have to realize that all of this is nothing new. It’s just been a while since a cop was actually sentenced for it. People need to realize that vandalizing does absolutely nothing. It’s a waste of time because nothing will change. Maybe I would feel different if they were doing it for another case such as Breonna Taylor because her case was horrific and nothing happened to that cop but to do this just because it’s the anniversary of Floyd’s death doesn’t make sense.