Protests force Target, CVS and Walmart to close some stores

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(AP) — Target, CVS, Apple and Walmart have all temporarily closed certain locations due to protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

In some cases stores were damaged.

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Minneapolis-based Target closed or shortened hours at more than 200 of its stores over the weekend, but it says most would reopen Sunday or Monday.

Six will remain closed for an extended period due to damage from the protests. CVS has closed stores in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

Apple and Walmart also closed some locations, but wouldn’t say how many.



Floyd, who was black, died after a white Minneapolis police officer used his knee to pin his neck down for several minutes.