WWD covered demonstrations and protests throughout the US in the days after George Floyd was killed in police custody. See our full coverage on WWD.com. This is a quote from our latest story.
When brands and retailers throughout the United States began to reopen after coronavirus locking, chaotic protests had forced closure and caused a lot of damage .
National protest in the U.S. for the murder of public police of George Floyd, who was detained for nonviolent crime, was transferred over the weekend into vandalism and looting. There are hardly any major brands or retailers in dozens of cities that have been left unscathed, much like retail which reopened after months of being shut down due to its coronavirus mandate. mand
In the midst of a global pandemic, unemployment records and towering presidential elections, shops from Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles to State Street in Chicago, SoHo in New York to downtown Minneapolis were fenced off, looted, and in some cases burned. And on Sunday night, chaos began again, with many shops in downtown Santa Monica and Long Beach witnessing widespread looting, and protests gaining power in New York, Minneapolis, and Washington D.C., among other cities.
One of the hardest-hit areas on Saturday night was LA, a large city of nearly four million people, who witnessed the third day of protests over Floyd’s death, who on Monday was accused of using fake $ 20 bills, was arrested and died in police custody while being held to the ground by a police knee. While the daytime actions at L.A were mostly peaceful, when night fell the destruction of public property, almost exclusively retail companies, began, along with widespread looting. ”
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Report: Kali Hays and Rosemary Feitelberg with contributions from Kristin Larson, David Moin
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