WARNING: Graphic language in video
Reports have surfaced that bricks randomly appear in cities where riots have erupted during protests surrounding the in-custody death of George Floyd.
Riots erupted in multiple major cities over the last few days with businesses being vandalized by spray paint, broken glass, looted, or set aflame.
Bricks have been used to break through store windows and to engage police.
But many have wondered where are the protesters getting so many bricks?
Some believe it’s a ploy by the police departments to goad protesters into performing criminal acts.
Yet police, such as those in Kansas City, have urged residents to report any piles of bricks seen so they can remove.
Others believe the piles are delivered by riot organizers who plant them strategically in areas by which the crowds plan to later assemble.
In this video you can hear a person describe them as “random” and pans the camera around to show that there is no nearby construction work.
In this video a women is found returning a brick to another women who appeared to have handed it to a group of men to be used during a protest.
Although many times pallets of bricks are delivered days before construction work begins, videos capturing the dispensing of bricks and the randomness of piles throughout the US will fuel more and more suspicion that mayhem and not peaceful messaging is the goal.
This is a developing story….
Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, KDWN, iHeart Radio and a Board Certified Family Physician