Actor Robert Patrick took to Twitter on Sunday to shred the “angry mobs” destroying the livelihoods of those “who have invested their live’s earnings into their businesses” as riots rage across the country.
“As a business owner my sympathy is not with rioters, but the innocent people who have invested their life’s earnings into their business only to see them destroyed by angry mobs!” tweeted Patrick on Sunday in response to the rioting that has been taking place in cities across the country over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota on Monday.
Meanwhile, celebrities like pop star Justin Timberlake, actors Steve Carell and Seth Rogen, model Chrissy Teigen, and more, are donating bail money for protesters, which many argue only facilitates the further destruction of businesses by releasing those who have been arrested back onto the streets.
On Friday, the state of Minnesota announced that former police officer Derek Chauvin — who was seen pressing his knee onto Floyd’s neck before he died on Monday — was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Following Floyd’s death, days of protests ensued, which quickly devolved into the violent riots that are now taking place across the country.
As a business owner my sympathy is not with rioters, but the innocent people who have invested their life’s earnings into their businesss only to see them destroyed by angry mobs!
— Robert Patrick 🇺🇸 (@robertpatrickT2) May 31, 2020