Man Who Set LA Fire Causing $100 Mill in Damages ‘Inspired’ By #BlackLivesMatter

The man charged with setting a fire that burned down the massive downtown Los Angeles Da Vinci complex in 2014, causing $100 million in damage, allegedly claimed to have been inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

During a preliminary hearing on the arson case in court on Tuesday, a witness, Popaul Tshimanga, said Dawud Abdulwali, 57, made the confession after both men had consumed alcohol and cocaine at a hotel party in Hollywood one week after the Dec. 7, 2014 event took place.

“He was mad,” Tshimanga said, according to the Los Angeles Times, adding that Abdulwali told him that “he burned the building” near the 110 Freeway because “[h]e didn’t like the way the cops were killing black people.”