Videos show people looting a store during George Floyd death protest
- Videos shared on social media show people looting a Target store in Minneapolis amid protests against the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his neck.
- The videos show overturned shopping carts, empty shelves, and people hauling away televisions and other expensive goods.
- A Target spokesperson told Business Insider that the company closed the looted store earlier Wednesday and ensured that all employees were accounted for and safe. "Until further notice, our store will remain closed," she said.
- The Minneapolis Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
- For more articles, go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za.
A Target store in Minneapolis was looted on Wednesday during a protest against the death of George Floyd.
Multiple videos shared on Twitter showed a chaotic scene with dozens of people running in and out of the store entrance, hauling goods like televisions, vacuum cleaners, and lamps.
One video appeared to show the inside of the store, revealing trash strewn across the floor, empty shelves, and overturned trash cans and shopping carts.
Many of the videos were shared by local Fox anchor Karen Scullin.
The looted Target store is located on Lake Street near Minneapolis' Third Precinct police headquarters, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Target spokesperson Danielle Schumann provided the following statement to Business Insider on the incident:
"We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing our community. We decided to close our Lake Street store earlier today and worked to ensure all of our team members were accounted for and safe. Our focus will remain on our team members' safety and helping our community heal. Until further notice, our store will remain closed."
The Minneapolis Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Target store was looted during a protest against the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who was killed on Monday after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck during an arrest.
A video of the incident shows Floyd saying, "Please, please, please, I can't breathe," and, "Don't kill me."
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