Burglars fan out, hit shopping areas all over the city as cops focus on protesters

On the 2nd of June, the Washington Post reported that commercial burglaries have soared in parts of DC well away from the protests such as Georgetown and Tenleytown. While cops focus on beating, gassing, and kettling protesters, the looting has moved to safe rear areas free of police.MPD claims they normally get three burglary reports a day but over 150 on Monday July 1 and over 50 on Sun.

In other words, police repression has forced those focussed on "bringing the pain" to economic targets such as luxury stores to shift fire, using small-unit tactics to strike targets all over DC. This is the prototype for how police violence against public protesters can lead to a guerrilla war.

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