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Shocking footage shows 'full-on looting street party' in Soho while de Blasio downplays chaos

Shocking footage has emerged showing a 'full-on looting street party' in Soho Tuesday night, taken as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio downplayed the extent of rioting in the streets of the Big Apple. 

In the video, which has gone viral on Twitter, hundreds of people are seen gathering in the streets of Soho, with several rioters dancing on top of cars and others filming the raucous scenes on their cellphones.     

The wild scene was captured on video and posted on Twitter at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday night, just after de Blasio downplayed the rioting in the city and claimed there was no issue with widespread looting.  

Shocking footage has emerged showing a 'full-on looting street party' in Soho Tuesday night

In the video, which has gone viral on Twitter, hundreds of people are seen gathering in the streets of Soho, with several rioters dancing on top of cars

The wild scene was captured on video and posted on Twitter at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday night, just after de Blasio downplayed the rioting in the city

'I just want to correct one thing, if I may, that we had a really troubling situation last night in Midtown Manhattan and in one area in the Bronx,' he told CNN Tuesday.

'But we had no unrest, no looting in Brooklyn and Queens and Staten Island, and most of the Bronx and most of Manhattan, I really want to set that straight.' 

The mayor also insisted there was a 'very different reality' happening that night compared to the night before after he brought forward the city's nighttime curfew from 11p.m. to 8p.m.  

The affluent area of Soho has been hard-hit by looters over the last few nights as designer stores have been destroyed and ransacked.  

Looters have also targeted businesses across across other areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

This came just after NYC Mayor de Blasio (picture) downplayed the rioting in the city saying 'we had no unrest, no looting in Brooklyn and Queens and Staten Island, and most of the Bronx and most of Manhattan'

The NYPD arrested fewer people in the city Tuesday night, detaining 280 compared to 700 on Monday night.  

Chaos erupted in the streets of New York over the last week following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who was killed last Monday when a white cop knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while he begged him to stop and said he couldn't breathe.

The shocking footage of the incident has sparked peaceful protests across America demanding an end to racism and police brutality against African-Americans.

But some demonstrations have turned violent as night falls, when rioters and looters have taken to the streets and trashed businesses and stores.  

Looters smash up windows of stores in Manhattan Monday night 

Looters target and take merchandise from a Foot Locker store on 14th Street in Manhattan Monday

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