That’s what the nation has been facing the past few days.
Using an unfortunate situation, rioters have attempted to “justify” the looting of stores and decimation of buildings.
One of the cities across the country facing extreme violence is Pittsburgh.
Fortunately, one of the main instigators of violence has been turned over and currently sits in police custody.
Check out the details from CBS:
Twenty-year-old Brian Bartels, the man accused of inciting violence and riots in Pittsburgh on Saturday, is in police custody.
Bartels turned himself in at police headquarters Monday. He arrived with an adult male and adult female.
Bartels is facing charges of institutional vandalism, rioting and reckless endangerment. According to police, he’s responsible for breaking the windows out of a Pittsburgh police car against the wishes of peaceful protesters.
After he was arrested, police say they received a call from Bartels’ attorney earlier in the day saying Bartel would turn himself in Monday afternoon. Bartels had no comment as he walked into police headquarters.
His attorney also told KDKA’s Nicole Ford he has no comment.
There was so much destruction downtown after Saturday’s violent demonstration, and police believe Bartels from the Allison Park area helped incite that violence.
Pittsburgh Police provided a photo of him wearing all black with a black bandanna around his face.
Besides Pittsburgh Police, Shaler Police, North Hills SRT and FBI Pittsburgh served a search warrant at a home in Shaler Sunday.
Previously, Fox News reported authorities remained on the search for Bartels:
Pittsburgh police are searching for a man they said turned Saturday’s protest in the city’s downtown over the death of George Floyd into a riot.
Brian Jordan Bartels, 20, of Shaler, Penn., remained at large Monday, police said.
They said a search warrant was served on his home Sunday in conjuction with the FBI.
“Police secured the warrant as part of an investigation into a male suspect who incited Saturday’s violence by breaking the windows out of a marked Pittsburgh Police vehicle Uptown, against the wishes of peaceful protesters who tried to stop him,” police spokesman Chris Togneri said.
Bartels faces charges of institutional vandalism, rioting, and reckless endangerment of another person, he said.
Pittsburgh Public Safety said 60 businesses and properties were damaged during Saturday’s violence. Police made 44 arrests.
On Saturday Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert complained that the protest turned violent after being hijacked by white males dressed in anarchist Antifa attire.
“I’m willing to bet my check that there’s a lot of people who are anarchists, who, they’re not here to protest what happened, they’re not here to protest what happened, they’re here to take advantage of situations and throw it their way and bring other people into the mix and cause damage and cause injury,” Schubert said, according to KDKA-TV.
“There’s no doubt that that’s who’s doing it and a lot of things we’re seeing are white males, dressed in the anarchist, Antifa, they’re ones who are fueling a lot of this,” he said. “It’s just a damn shame that they took advantage of the situation, for something, something happened in another state where somebody died who shouldn’t have died, and they hijacked that message for their own.”
Police released a photo of Bartels in a black bandanna and black hooded sweatshirt.
A criminal complaint says police received a tip late Saturday night from an anonymous caller who said Bartels was a co-worker at Amazon, the Pittsburgh Tribune reported Monday.
It’s a relief to see those inspiring violence are being held accountable.
Hopefully even more who participated in the rioting are brought to justice.
Here’s the latest on Twitter regarding the violence in Pittsburgh:
In addition to businesses, the police in Pittsburgh are facing unjustified bouts of violence.
What did the general police population do to deserve such treatment?
They serve and protect citizens on a daily basis and this is how the protesters choose to repay them.
Watch this clip below showing a police car in Pittsburgh being vandalized: