Social media users have insisted rioters who looted a Chicago Blackhawks store amid the ongoing protests surrounding the death of George Floyd are “white people”, reasoning that African-Americans would not steal NHL gear.

Protestors smashed through a pane of glass and decimated the flagship store of Chicago’s NHL franchise during a weekend of destruction in the city which saw widespread looting and violence in response to Mr Floyd’s death in police custody.

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The incident happened after gangs of laughing looters gutted a Nike store in under 60 seconds on the same stretch of high street shopping stores on the city’s Michigan Avenue.

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