Target Closes 2 Dozen Minneapolis–Saint Paul-Area Stores Amid Riots

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In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, a looter uses a claw hammer as he tries to break in to a cash register at a Target store in Minneapolis. Rioters ignited fires and looted stores all over the city, as peaceful protests turned increasingly violent in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

The Minneapolis-based Target Corporation announced Thursday it will close at least 24 retail locations in the Minneapolis area as violent and destructive riots continue.

Target, among other stores, have been ransacked and burned during riots as police stand by and do nothing.

The company said in a statement, “We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing our community. At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores until further notice. Our focus will remain on our team members’ safety and helping our community heal.”

Stores that are currently closed include:

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