President Trump on Tuesday lashed out on the “hoodlums and thieves” who looted the long-lasting Macy’s flagship in Herald Square in a single day — calling on authorities to “carry in the National Guard” to keep up order.
“Macy’s at 34th. Street, lengthy the most important single division retailer wherever in the world, & some extent of pleasure in NYC, was devastated yesterday when hoodlums and thieves vandalized it, breaking nearly all of its giant panels of storefront glass. What a disgrace. Bring in National Guard!” the president tweeted.
Mayor Bill de Blasio had already rejected calls to carry in the National Guard regardless of the NYPD’s failure to cease widespread rioting throughout Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn, saying their presence wold additional inflame the flamable scenario.
Herald Square was hit onerous — with video exhibiting a whole lot of looters streaming into Macy’s iconic 34th Street location, which had boarded up its home windows Sunday forward of the anticipated destruction.
An Urban Outfitters at 35th Street and Broadway had its home windows smashed in, revealing cleaned-out clothes racks and empty hangers strewn about.
The destruction prolonged to Rockefeller Center — the place the Nintendo retailer was looted — and Times Square, the place storefronts have been smashed and ransacked. Looters additionally broke right into a Microsoft retailer in Midtown earlier than a confrontation with police.
The metropolis had imposed an 11 p.m. curfew on Monday but it surely failed to stop one other evening of destruction, together with arrests after a break-in at Macy’s following protests over George Floyd’s dying by the hands of Minneapolis cops.
Macy’s had boarded up its flagship retailer Sunday at a time when it ought to have been getting ready to reopen from Corona Virus lockdown.
“We acknowledge that Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s shops are situated in the guts of our communities and is usually a goal to exercise surrounding this anxious scenario,” the corporate had advised The Post in an announcement.
Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette additionally mentioned it was the unsuitable goal for protesters, asserting the corporate’s “lengthy historical past of getting a workforce that’s as numerous as the numerous communities we serve.”