Minneapolis stores are taking precautions and shutting down to prevent further looting during protests. FOX Business’ Jackie DeAngelis with more.
Big-box chain Target has fallen victim to days of riots in the Twin Cities to protest the death of a black man being who was being detained by a white police officer.
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Demonstrations erupted Tuesday near the city’s 3rd Precinct station, which covers the portion of south Minneapolis where George Floyd was arrested.
Earlier this week, the confrontation between Floyd and police, caught on video that subsequently went viral, surfaced. The footage shows Floyd pleading for air as Officer Derek Chauvin presses his knee against him. As minutes pass, Floyd slowly stops talking and moving.
When the video surfaced, demonstrators took to the streets. What followed was the total destruction and ransacking of Target stores. Amid the unrest, Target decided to initially close dozens of locations in the area.
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Videos showcasing a stampede of rioters breaking into one of its stores, taking what they could and rushing out, quickly took the internet by storm. Now, stores within the Twin Cities, otherwise seen as Target's hometown, are now scattered with shards of glass and what appear to be nearly empty shelves.