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A Minneapolis Target store was destroyed by looting. Photos show the flooded remains.

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A Minneapolis Target store was destroyed by looting. Photos show the flooded remains.
  • Looters ransacked a Target store in Minneapolis this week amid protests against the death of George Floyd.
  • Photos of the aftermath show widespread damage and flooding.

A Minneapolis Target store was destroyed by looting this week.

Photos of the store in the aftermath of the looting show overturned beverage coolers, flooding, and broken windows, shelves, and cash registers.

The looting began after what started as peaceful protests against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.

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The Target store is located on Lake Street near Minneapolis' 3rd Precinct police headquarters.

The Target store is located on Lake Street near Minneapolis' 3rd Precinct police headquarters.
Minneapolis residents awoke Thursday to assess the damage after rioters ignited fires and looted stores all over the city, as peaceful protests turned increasingly violent in the aftermath the death of George Floyd during an arrest. Here, the Target store was heavily looted Thursday evening. Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via Getty Images
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This photo shows someone swinging a hammer at a cash register on Wednesday, after much of the store's merchandise inside had already been cleared out by looters.

This photo shows someone swinging a hammer at a cash register on Wednesday, after much of the store's merchandise inside had already been cleared out by looters.
A looter tried to break in the cash register. Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via Getty Images
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The looting began Wednesday and continued through Thursday night.

The looting began Wednesday and continued through Thursday night.
Minneapolis, MN May 27: Looters entered the Target store on Lake Street and made out with merchandise on the second day of protest in the death of George Floyd. Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via Getty Images
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The store's sprinkler system appeared to deploy at some point.

The store's sprinkler system appeared to deploy at some point.
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Standing water was visible throughout the store on Thursday.

Standing water was visible throughout the store on Thursday.
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Nearly everything in the store appeared to be destroyed.

Nearly everything in the store appeared to be destroyed.
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Target closed 24 nearby stores on Thursday. By Friday, 10 stores remained closed, including the Lake Street store.

Target closed 24 nearby stores on Thursday. By Friday, 10 stores remained closed, including the Lake Street store.
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"We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing our community," the company said in a statement posted to its website. "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."

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