Live Updates: Chicago Protests and Unrest

Hyde Park store owners react to lootings

The owner of Kimbark Beverage Shoppe in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood spent Sunday cleaning up after burglars. Jonathan Swain said high-end alcohol like cognac was taken and computers were destroyed.

He put up a black-owned sign in the window. He said he’s not angry and understands what led to this moment.

“If I give into hopelessness, the lynch mob that killed brother [George] Floyd has already won because their job is to scare everyone into being passive and I won’t do that,” Swain said.

Other store owners in the Kimbark Plaza strip mall on 53rd Street said the police told them to shut their doors Sunday.