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Target is closing 24 stores in Minnesota 'until further notice' amid looting and protests following the death of George Floyd

Target is closing 24 stores in Minnesota 'until further notice' amid looting and protests following the death of George Floyd
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Target is closing 24 stores in Minnesota "until further notice" amid protests against the death of George Floyd.




Photos and videos showed people looting Target stores in Minneapolis-St.Paul on Wednesday and Thursday.




"At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores until further notice," Target said in a statement. "Our focus will remain on our team members' safety and helping our community heal."




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Target is closing 24 stores in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area, amid protests against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.
"We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing our community," the Minneapolis-based retailer said in a statement on Thursday.
"At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores until further notice," the statement continued. "Our focus will remain on our team members' safety and helping our community heal."
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