Families with children were woken in the middle of the night and placed on lockdown when looters began smashing the windows of a Ronald McDonald House in Chicago, which provides free housing to families of sick kids who’re getting medical care at the nearby Lurie Children's Hospital.
According to this, about 30 families were inside the building when “protesters” began bashing in the windows and the front door, which was damaged so badly it had to be boarded back up. Fortunately, no one inside was injured in the attack, and reports say no one missed any appointments or treatments due to the damage.
Looters smash the doors of the Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville with families and their sick children inside: pic.twitter.com/H1hkwJBaIv— DIANE PATHIEU (@pathieuabc7) August 11, 2020
"We're here for families at all times - whether there's a pandemic or civil unrest, we need to make sure that we are here allowing families to get the rest they need while they have a child in the hospital seeking care, and so it's so important that anything that might be going on outside, we maintain our care for families," Lisa Mitchell of Ronald McDonald House told the outlet.
The protests - which reportedly caused an estimated $60 million in damage over the weekend, much of it in Chicago’s high-end North Side - were allegedly sparked by the non-fatal police shooting of a 20-year-old black man who’d first opened fire on officers before being shot and taken to a local hospital.