Looting has increased following nationwide protests with the Black Lives Matter movement over the murder of George Floyd, impacting small Asian-owned businesses already struggling due to the pandemic.
Some of the local businesses have had to reduce employees, delivery methods and store hours to accommodate. In April, the small business sector lost 11 million jobs, Axios reported.
Areas such as New York City’s Chinatown have been plundered, with storefronts destroyed.
There have been protests in at least a dozen cities so far, including New York which has set a curfew to curtail the looting and violence.
NextShark has compiled a small list of some of the spots hit, which you can read here.