Chicago rocked by public lynching of a Puerto Rican couple after Puerto Rico Day parade

Was attack motivated by racial hatred?

Gyovanny Arzuaga and Yasmin Perez

Saturday evening, a group of Black males pulled a Puerto Rican couple out of their car and shot them execution-style in the street. The couple had just participated in Chicago’s 43rd annual Puerto Rican Day parade. The lynching occurred near Humbodlt Park, where the parade had ended earlier in the day.

Gyovanny Arzuaga, 24, was killed. His girlfriend, Yasmin Perez, is in critical condition.

The couple may have been targeted because they were flying a large Puerto Rican flag on their vehicle. While June 19th was National Puerto Rican Day in cities across America, this same date was also declared a new federal paid holiday by Congress, called Juneteenth.

A leading theory on social media is that the perpetrators took offense when seeing the Puerto Rican flag. Many Black militants have posted statements on Twitter that Juneteenth should be just for Black people and members of other races should not have celebrations on this day out of respect for the Black race. Numerous events for Juneteenth were being held around Chicago on the same day.

Victims of June 1st, BLM murders in Cicero.

Racial tensions between Blacks and Latinos are high in Chicago. On June 1st, 2020, BLM rioters swept across a majority Latino part of Cicero, IL, and murdered two Latino men while looting stores. Victor Cazares Jr, 27, was shot and killed while working in a shop that was looted. Angel Gutierrez, 28, was shot and killed while walking down the street. Zion Haygood, a black male, was charged with first-degree murder for killing Gutierre. The murders were widely seen as racially motivated by the Latino community. However, local media largely dismissed their concerns.

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2 years ago

It doesn’t matter if the victims are White, Asian, Latino, Gay, ect. Most of the violent hate crimes we see have Black suspects.

NYC Trumpster
2 years ago

This is the end result of turning over your city to violent BLM mobs

Trell Brown
2 years ago

I’m done. I won’t be associating with any more of the black community. Yall nikkas wanna act like this AND make decent hard working blacks look bad to the entire nation at the same time? THis element of the black community makes us look bad to the entire world. F**k the black community.

some dude
2 years ago
Reply to  Trell Brown

This is why we must re-embrace individualism. Thinking about people primarily in terms of their membership of some kind of group will always end like this. However it goes against our baser nature as animals to be primal and tribal.

2 years ago

This is not ok…