Since May 29, thousands of people have marched in New York, calling for police reform and racial equality.

The protests have been a collective gathering of individuals who are upset about deep-seated societal injustices but have been mostly peaceful. The death of George Floyd, an African American man who died while Minneapolis police restrained him, has become a flashpoint for the movement.

Though most organizers and protesters have been calling for unity against racism, some have taken their anger out on local businesses, residences and establishments. In the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo, high-end stores like Chanel and Louis Vuitton were looted and vandalized. While certain bystanders said the acts of violence were committed by people angry about a system that prioritizes people based on race, others are said looters were taking advantage of the situation.

Cheddar's Michelle Castillo reported from SoHo.