Business owners and community members started to pick up the pieces from last weekend’s protests as unrest in Chicago over the killing of George Floyd continued Monday.
Volunteers helped clean up neighborhoods throughout the South and West Sides after riots devastated communities. Some people were worried about food insecurity since looters ransacked grocery stores.
“These are our two grocery stores,” said Evita Ali, who lives in Bronzeville.
“It’s only two, but [looters] tore it up, so where are we gonna shop?”
Meanwhile, business owners assessed the damage.
“They took my TV, all of my food, whatever really they could grab on to,” said Asif Raza, the longtime owner of Star Sub in the South Side. “We are going to have to start all over now.”
While some tried to figure out what was next for them, demonstrations against police brutality and racism resumed throughout the city.
During a South Shore rally, some protesters got into a skirmish with Chicago police officers outside a strip of stores that were ravaged by looters.
Protests also happened on the North Side as demonstrators once again defied the city’s 9 p.m. curfew to march through the streets of Uptown and Lakeview. The crowd chanted “I can’t breathe” and “Black lives matter” with cars driving past and honking in support.
In front of Wrigley Field’s iconic marquee, protesters paused and took a knee to honor Floyd, a black man killed by a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
This marks the fourth straight day of protests throughout the city and eighth day of national outrage.
Here’s a visual recap of Monday’s Floyd protests and cleanup efforts from this weekend’s demonstrations in Chicago.