Target Temporarily Closing 200 Stores After Looting Last Week in Minneapolis

Target Temporarily Closing 200 Stores After Looting Last Week in Minneapolis

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Last week, after the death of George Floyd is Minneapolis, protests and riots took place throughout the city, during which a Target was damaged and looted. As a result, Target will be temporarily closing or shortening the hours of about 200 of its 1,900 stores within the United States “out of an abundance of caution” to ensure “the safety of our teams.”

About 6 Target stores across the country have been closed due to damage. Target will continue to pay workers for 14 days of their regular pay at the affected stores, including a $2-an-hour Covid-19 premium. And workers at the shuttered stores will be able to work at nearby Target locations.

In a statement on its website Saturday night, Target said: “We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing communities across the country. At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores.”

The site initially listed more than 170 affected stores — 70 in Minnesota and 104 in other states, including New York, California, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Colorado, Oregon, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Source: New York Times

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