A FURIOUS group of residents in a Chicago neighborhood slammed Black Lives Matter demonstrators in a tense standoff Tuesday, calling protesters “bozo the clown ass n****s” after wild looting.
“Y’all don’t come out when a kid gets shot. Y’all come out when it has to do something with the f**king police,” Englewood resident Darryl Smith screams at protesters through a megaphone in a dramatic video.
Protesters and activists were then filmed scuffling, pushing and shoving each other as shouting intensified with some protesters trying to block news cameras from filming the fracas, news reporters alleged.
Exasperated voices could be heard telling each other to “calm down” as community members demanded protesters leave.
“If you ain’t from Englewood, get the F*** out of here,” Smith told Black Lives Matter protesters.
Protesters were eventually seen shouting “we love you” to residents who continued to watch before eventually dispersing peacefully, reported Chicago Sun-Times photojournalist Tyler LaRiviere.
Smith, who has lived in Englewood for 51 years, said there have been “a lot of misconceptions” since the shooting of Latrell Allen.
“A lot of people saying that the looting downtown sparked from Englewood. We’re not having that,” Allen said in a press conference filmed by the Sun-Times.
The Chicago looting erupted after Allen was shot in the shoulder by police in Englewood on Sunday. Cops allege Allen, 20, was armed at a park where kids were playing and shot at cops who pursued him.
Allen has been charged with two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder and one felony count of possession of a concealed weapon and his bond has been set at $1 million, according to WLS-TV.
Allen’s shooting led protesters “seeking reparations” to ransack local stores causing an estimated $60 million of property damage and injuring 13 police officers.
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed looters for their “straight-up felony criminal conduct” and said police had started scanning high-definition security cameras to identify and arrest looters.
“Let’s be clear. We are coming for you. We are already at work finding you,” Lightfoot said during a press conference.
Smith, however, slammed Tuesday’s protesters as “opportunists” looking to “bust out police windows.””
“We’re tired of Englewood getting the black eye for anything and everything that happens,” Smith said.
“They’re coming to Englewood, antagonizing our police and then when they go back to the North Side and Indiana, our police are bitter and are beating up our little black boys, so we’re not going to have that.”
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