As many folks in the west will know, several protests (and some riots) have erupted in the US, owing to an outburst of anger against the local authorities in several states. While many of these protests have been peaceful thus far, the situation in New York has been far from tranquil – and sadly, Nintendo wasn’t spared in the crossfire.
As you can see from these eye-witness accounts below, the Nintendo New York store had one of its windows shattered during the ruckus. Some folks apparently tried to worm their way in after this, but were promptly chased off by local police officers near the scene.
Someone just broke a window in Rockefeller Center. Organizers are pleading w crowd to stay peaceful. They are trying to move toward Trump Tower, which has heavy police presence. pic.twitter.com/Te0u1sO8Vh
— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) June 1, 2020
For now, it’s hard to tell if any injuries arose from this incident. Nevertheless, the NintendoSoup team urges our US readers to stay safe during this trying time.
We’ll report back on the state of Nintendo New York, as we hear more in the future. Stay tuned.