Target announces temporary 170 store closures in several states
People leave a vandalized Target store in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, May 30, 2020, during protests against the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
As of Sunday morning, Target’s website listed store closures in Minnesota and other states including Texas, Wisconsin and Missouri.
WASHINGTON — Target announced Saturday it would be temporarily closing more than 170 stores around the country, as protests heated up over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Minneapolis-based company stated “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.”
Floyd died earlier this week after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes during an arrest. His death has led to protests and violent unrest across the country.
As of Saturday night, Target’s website listed 70 store closures in Minnesota and 104 total closures in parts of other states including Texas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Oregon, New York, Georgia, Illinois, Colorado and California.