Police killing the black man George Floyd in Minneapolis has now taken a violent turn in the form of protests made by a group of people. Many people gathered together to protest the killing of black men by US police in Minneapolis, and now big retailers are closing down their stores. Apple, Walmart, Target, CVS said they have for a short time, closed down their stores after these retailers’ stores burned down during the violent protest. In big cities, the rally has turned into violence, since people come on the street, and damage the public as well as private properties.
Amazon also said they had suspended deliveries from Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Seattle since the protestors are targeting these cities. Small store owners in Minneapolis said they are still not able to operate at full capacity. This whole incident has changed the people, and protests are getting violent every day. Target, which has six stores in the locality where George Floyd killed, decided to shut down all of its stores for obvious reasons. Target’s store located at Lake Street, faced violent damage, where people broke into, and damaged many things. They were seen getting out of the stores while there was a lot of smoke in there.
Target said they have decided to close down stores located in Chicago, Oakland, California, Atlanta, Philadelphia. The damage done to retailing stores is massive, and big companies are now afraid of operating in there. Small businesses are still in grave danger since the violence is getting stronger every day, even though police are trying their best to lower it. CVS also said to close down stores in those areas where people are protesting for the safety of employees, and customers. It will be hard for those people who depend upon the frequent buying of medication since big stores are suspending their operation.