Looting for the stars

In Hollywood, the minority who are bent on smashing glass and grabbing merchandise are looking for a more glitzy haul than most

7th June, 2020
Looting for the stars
A large group of volunteers helps clean up a barber’s salon in Long Beach, California after looters destroyed the building by setting fire to it. Looting in several states marred the first few days of protests against police brutality Picture: Getty

Outside the Diamond Supply Co, an impossibly hip shop in the Fairfax District, a 20-year-old African American, Curtis Rowe, stands with two friends, one white and one Latino. The shop, like every other shop on the street, is shuttered ahead of the protests, and Curtis and his friends, who have part-time jobs there, are engaging in a spot of multi-tasking. They hold up posters protesting against police brutality while attempting to dissuade would-be looters from...

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