by Katherine Rodriguez
Eight people were arrested on Friday when a group of 150 rioters smashed windows and vandalized the storefronts of lower Manhattan banks and chain stores in New York City, police said.
At least five banks, two Starbucks, and a Duane Reade had their windows smashed in, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage, the New York Post reported.
Police recovered burglary tools, spray paint, two stun guns, and smoke grenades. The protest had been advertised on social media by groups identifying themselves as the far-left “Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement” (RAM) and the “New Afrikan Black Panther Party”