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Santa Monica Protests Go from Peaceful to Chaotic, Looting Underway

Added 05-31-20 07:17:01pm EST - “Santa Monica was a tale of two movements Sunday afternoon ... peaceful protesters and looters.” - Tmz.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Tmz.com: “Santa Monica Protests Go from Peaceful to Chaotic, Looting Underway”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

What started out as a peaceful protest in Santa Monica has descended into complete and utter chaos as well as rampant looting -- a progression we've seen day in and day out.

People began to gather in SM early Sunday afternoon, with many marching while holding signs and carrying out chants -- basically, going about their demonstration with relative calm. They'd taken up the streets, but were also getting supportive honks from drivers.

Hundreds of demonstrators quietly taking a knee for 2:53 seconds in the middle of the streeet pic.twitter.com/gcIN3MzenZ

Folks even took a knee in silence at one point for nearly 3 minutes, asking cops that eventually arrived to join them and do the same. No violence through the first hour, it seems.

Unfortunately, as the day went on ... things took a turn for the worst as people began to face off with officers, and eventually broke out into full-on looting and rioting.

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