Since 1979 the “Guardian Angels,” founded by Curtis Silwa, has protected the dark and hard to reach for police areas of New York. Recently, they have been roaming the Chinatown area to protect those who may be discriminated against because of Coronavirus.
Last night, the group was nearby a Footlocker when they heard that it was going to be robbed by rioters following a peaceful protest. The group of 5-6 men headed to the Footlocker, intending on not allowing individuals break into it. That was approximately 8pm. The Guardian Angels were able to force the young men back.
Around 10 pm, about a hundred people came back. The group of protectors was still able to hold the looters back until around 10:45 when police showed up.
“They tried to get in, but we were going to let them. I got hit,” Sliwa recalled. “But we don’t back down, and we don’t surrender or retreat. We don’t have guns or weapons, but we all have martial arts training, and we do get physical if we have too.”
Here’s a short video of the aftermath:
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Matthew – Strictly News