Target (TGT) has taken action to protect its workers and merchandise as civil unrest related to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police sweeps across the country, which has in some instances led to looting of retail stores.
The discount retailer closed or adjusted hours at 200 stores over the weekend, a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance via email. Target operates 1,900 stores across the U.S, including 73 in Minnesota.
Target’s decision comes in light of its own stores in its hometown of Minneapolis being targeted by protesters for looting or vandalism. In one video that has gone viral on Twitter, a female in a wheelchair (seen below) was attacked by protestors looting a Minneapolis Target store. Other videos of Target locations being looted also continued to pop up on Twitter during the weekend.
Footage from inside the Target that has been looted by rioters in Minneapolis. They are trying