On May 29, protests around America grew due to the murder of unarmed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis on May 25. Former Minneapolis PD officer, Derek Chauvin, was seen with his knew on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as he took his life. Footage also ended up showing two other officers on Floyd. Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. People rightfully believe though that these charges should be much more severe. Everyone is also waiting for the other cops to be charged.
During many of these protests, looters were sadly included as well. Many businesses were broken into as they ended up having to repair their windows and go on to shutter their doors. This was the case in Atlanta as well in the downtown area along with its luxury area of Buckhead. Looting took place at one of Lori Harvey’s friend’s businesses as well. She took to her Instagram to express how bad she felt that her friend was on the wrong end of this looting.
The business that was was at the hands of looting was Sac De Lux. This among several black-owned business that were damaged on Friday.
“Atlanta, y’all took it too far last night,” Lori said while addressing this incident in her Instagram story. “My heart is so broken for my friends. I know how hard you guys worked to build SacDelux from the ground up (2 BLACK women) and I can’t even imagine the pain of watching it get destroyed like that for absolutely no reason.”
“I’m so sorry this happened to you guys,” added Harvey. “The looting of SacDelux was absolutely senseless and disgusting. I’m just glad you guys didn’t get hurt in the process…I love you both so much and I’m here for whatever you need!”
Since Harvey’s post, social media has been trying to tell her how the business can be repaired quickly and how she needs to focus on the bigger picture of the protests which is to show that police can’t keep killing black people for no reason.
Sac De Lux is located at The Shops At Buckhead. This area is known for stores that sell high-end luxury items such as Hermes and Christian Louboutin. The two women who own the shop shared photos to their social media of many of the items being cleared out. This is definitely frustrating considering the fact of how hard they worked for this store. Many businesses don’t get full insurance to cover damages. This looting should not overshadow the messages of the protestors who demand justice for George Floyd though.