There were two different BLM events in Raleigh, NC over the weekend. During the day Saturday there was a small event with about 100 people that remained peaceful. But after dark a separate event became destructive. Police arrested 12 people after some in the crowd began setting fires and breaking windows.
Fifteen businesses in downtown Raleigh sustained an estimated $76,000 worth of damage during a protest Saturday night, according to police reports.
Among the damaged businesses and buildings were Brewery Bhavana, Bida Manda, Pour House, Indy Week, One City Plaza and the Raleigh City Bus Terminal.
Among those reporting the most damage, Beasley’s Chicken+Honey on South Wilmington Street sustained an estimated $20,000 in damage to seven windows, according to police incident reports requested by The News & Observer. One City Plaza sustained an estimated $15,000 in damage to three windows.
Some images of the damage: