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plundering during riots or in wartime
The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
During the looting the looters stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.
Looting is the act of stealing, or the taking of goods by force, typically in the midst of a military, political, or other social crisis, such as war, natural disasters (where law and civil enforcement are temporarily ineffective), or rioting. The proceeds of all these activities can be described as booty, loot, plunder, spoils, or pillage.During modern-day armed conflicts, looting is prohibited by international law, and constitutes a war crime.
Looting also referred to as sacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging—is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe, such as during war, natural disaster, or rioting. The term is also used in a broader sense, to describe egregious instances of theft and embezzlement, such as the "plundering" of private or public assets by corrupt or greedy authorities. Looting is loosely distinguished from scavenging by the objects taken; scavenging implies taking of essential items such as food, water, shelter, or other material needed for survival while looting implies items of luxury or not necessary for survival such as art work, precious metals or other valuables. The proceeds of all these activities can be described as loot, plunder, or pillage.
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The numerical value of looting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of looting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown:
Our Chicago Police officers faced an unprecedented set of circumstances in contending with a spike in violent crime, made even more difficult by having to contend with a health pandemic while facing extended periods of heightened civil unrest and looting.
At 26, I'm looking out and witnessing a physical revolt, and it's a revolt on a scale that I wasn't sure I'd ever see. To those that may not be looking close enough, all they will see is looting, or people who don't really care about the movement, or anarchy without a movement. But what I see is a society responding to the oppressor about how the oppressor has responded to us, racism is what the country was built on : Slavery, systematic oppression, then voter oppression, female oppression, poor education system so you're intentionally uninformed, financial oppression.
Looting strikes at the heart of property, of whiteness and of the police, it gets to the very root of the way those three things are interconnected. And also, it provides people with an imaginative sense of freedom and pleasure and helps them imagine a world that could be. And I think that's a part of it that doesn't really get talked about – that riots and looting are experienced as sort of joyous and liberatory.
Covid rumor was spreaded by speaking about it 24 hours by media journalists, through newspapers, mobile ring tones , news websites front page and many other channels so that people can't think anything but only corona by listening about this media hype created virus round the hours and then doctors started looting patients and its booty commission went to every level of politics. Still they are spreading rumors about it and fools wearing masks accept it.
Bxatxard SBI Securities web trading platform has started hanging and jamming since 2:30 today as intraday closing time is approaching. As everyday almost by most brokers, disruption in service by them means market abruption on cards and thus looting their traders
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