Looting Reported at Lake Street Target Amidst George Floyd Protests

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Protests in Minneapolis. Photo via Good Morning America on Youtube.

As the protests outside Minneapolis’ Third Precinct police headquarters continue as of the night of May 27th, apparent looting was reported.

Several individuals were seen leaving a Lake Street Target store with items that included large TVs. No police officers were there as of 6:45 p.m., reports Star Tribune. Some protesters are said to be throwing rocks at the police, as the authorities attempt to discard the crowd with flash bombs, rubber bullets and tear gas.

The gatherings are conducted in the name of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black Minneapolis resident who died in agony after a police officer pinned him down with a knee on neck. Floyd’s pleas for life were filmed by a bystander and posted on Facebook.

The four policemen involved in the May 25th tragedy had been ousted, but the public and political figures are demanding to prosecute them.

The identity of the police officer Derek Chauvin was already revealed by his legal team on May 26th. Since then, his house in Oakdale has been targeted by protesters.

George Floyd’s death is investigated by the FBI and state law enforcement authorities.

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