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Shops, Amazon truck RANSACKED in Santa Monica as LA police & SWAT struggle to stop looting spree (VIDEOS)

Shops, Amazon truck RANSACKED in Santa Monica as LA police & SWAT struggle to stop looting spree (VIDEOS)
Looting broke out in the Santa Monica neighborhood of Los Angeles amid ongoing protests against police brutality, forcing local officials to declare a curfew.

Online videos show multiple instances of looting by a hooded mob in Los Angeles. Goods from an Amazon truck were apparently stolen by a large group of people, judging by one video.

A Vans store and a Nordstrom store were among the other targets for the opportunists.

The crime spree was reported as dozens of cities in the US are gripped by mass protests triggered by the death of black man George Floyd in Minneapolis, who died in police custody after a white officer kneeled on his neck.

In the wake of the chaos, neighborhood officials announced they will be joining other parts of the city in enforcing a curfew starting at 4pm.

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