A demonstration to protest the death of George Floyd on Wednesday got out of hand as a number of participants looted a Minneapolis Target store. Video taken by TV news crews shows groups of protestors running into and out of the retail store, carrying away such items as big screen TVs, furniture, clothing and groceries. And it was all done within view of the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct, which is located just feet away from Target. The protest was one of many that have been staged in Minneapolis since Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer. Although many began peacefully, they appeared to grow more violent as the day progressed, with some demonstrators hurling rocks and other objects at police officers. Some turned their aggressive toward the police precinct, breaking several of the building’s windows, police say.
Have the people who looted Target hurt the reason they’re protesting?