Target, CVS shut Minneapolis stores after rioters ravage retailers

Big-box chain Target and an array of other retailers are closing their Minneapolis stores following days of riots in which the city's major retailers were looted and a police station was set on fire to protest the death of a black man being detained by a white police officer.

Demonstrations erupted Tuesday near the city’s 3rd Precinct station, which covers the portion of south Minneapolis where George Floyd was arrested. A confrontation between him and police, caught on video that subsequently went viral, shows Flord pleading for air as Officer Derek Chauvin presses his knee against him.

As minutes pass, Floyd slowly stops talking and moving.

The protests quickly spread from the station to nearby stores, hitting Family Dollar, CVS and GameStop along with Target, according to published reports and social media posts.

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