Minneapolis is currently in its third day of riots.
The unrest began following the death of George Floyd and has gotten worse each day with fires, looting, and various acts of mob violence.
As always happens in these situations, some innocent people get hurt.
One establishment that was destroyed is a bar that was built by a black firefighter from the city who financed the business with his life savings.
The Daily Caller reports:
Black Firefighter Spent His Life Savings To Open A Bar. Then Minneapolis Looters Burned It Down
A black firefighter who invested his life savings into opening up a sports bar in Minneapolis was reduced to tears after looters destroyed his life’s work.
Korboi Balla originally planned to open his bar in March, but those plans had to be put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis. Balla had been gearing up to finally open his bar after Minnesota gave the go-ahead for restaurants to begin reopening on June 1.
But by Friday morning, Balla’s bar was little more than a pile of bricks after protests of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis police custody on Monday, led to widespread rioting and looting in the city.
“I don’t know what we’re going to do,” Korboi Balla told CBS News on Thursday morning while holding back tears. “It hurts, man. It’s not fair, it’s not right. We’ve been working so hard for this place. It’s not just for me, it’s for my family.”
— kreeche (@FatherKee) May 29, 2020
Black Firefighter Spent His Life Savings To Open A Bar. Then Minneapolis Looters Burned It Down https://t.co/4RyJE5S53H
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 30, 2020
A GoFundMe has been started to help this man. Follow the link in the tweet below:
— Chris G. (@theonlycg24) May 29, 2020
Hopefully, this fund raises a lot of money.