In the United States, during the riots that broke out in different cities of the country, dealerships were seriously affected. So, in Auckland, the Mercedes-Benz salon was actually destroyed
Judging by the video posted on Entertainment Today’s YouTube channel, protesters smashed a dozen German brand cars. Also, attackers set fire to the AMG GT coupe.
During the riots, other car dealerships also suffered. In San Leandro, criminals attacked an FCA dealership. During the night, they were able to steal from the showroom about 50 cars, reports CBS. Some of the cars after that just burned in the street.
From the dealership, the criminals stole almost all the Dodge Challenger Hellcat presented. A special version of the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody called Daytona 50th Anniversary was also hijacked. The price of the car exceeds 90 thousand dollars.
“We tried to call the police, but they were too busy. Nobody answered us, ”said one of the dealership employees.
Recall the riots in the United States began after the murder of a black policeman George Floyd. Guards suspected him of using 20 fake dollars. A video appeared on the Internet in which Floyd lies on the ground and says: “I am suffocating! I’m choking! ” – and asks: “Do not kill me.” After a while, Floyd stopped moving, and an ambulance took him. He was brought to the hospital already dead.
After the death of a man in Minnesota, protests and riots broke out that spread throughout the country.
The four police officers who detained Floyd were fired on May 26. After three days of mass protests, they arrested 44-year-old Derek Chauvin, the police officer who detained Floyd. He was charged with manslaughter.