Many small and medium-sized Chinese grocerystores and supermarkets in Argentinawere looted after the recent police strike, under a Facebook event organized tocall on people to rob stores for a "Happy Christmas”.
Riots and lootings first broke out lastweek after police staged strikes to demand a pay rise and better workingconditions. Government departments, banks, schools and other facilities had allbeen closed. The looting had spread to 20 out of 23 provinces in the SouthAmerican country on Wednesday and 12 people were killed, including one Chineseshop owner.
Riots are almost bound to happen in nationsthat suffer from poor economy. Chaotic behavior generated by mobs can do muchharm to the peacefulness of the country and hamper other people’s normalbusiness. But why are Chinese stores the main victims of the incidents? Arethere any typical reasons?