FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Businesses in Ferguson were able to remain open after being looted thanks to help received from the community of Ferguson, Missouri.
Looters went inside businesses and cleaned them out of merchandise in the days following the death of Michael Brown.
Jay Kanzler, the attorney representing many of the targeted businesses, told News 4 business owners were frustrated with the situation because they fully supported the Brown family and the peaceful protestors.
“These businesses need to protect themselves, and so there are still boards up, the shelves are not 100 percent full, they need to be convinced through the actions of the community that it is not going to happen again,” Kanzler said.
The state plans to assist the damaged businesses with loans and other programs, but many have yet to receive any payment.