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Broken glass, empty shoeboxes, and a single open McDonalds: Photos show a scene of destruction in Santa Monica after looters made their way through businesses

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

On May 31, peaceful protesters took to the streets of Santa Monica, California, to protest police brutality and the recent killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis.
Similar protests have been unfolding across the country.
When afternoon arrived in Santa Monica, looters began to smash storefronts and to graffiti the local courthouse before dispersing as police gained control around 8 p.m.
By 6:30 the next morning, the National Guard had rolled in, and the city's sanitation workers arrived to assist in cleanup efforts.
Local residents also pitched in to...
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Neighbors In Minneapolis Unite To Protect Small Businesses During Unrest

Neighbors In Minneapolis Unite To Protect Small Businesses During Unrest

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Minneapolis neighborhood groups started taking up arms to defend their businesses when police all but disappeared from streets amid fiery protests last week.
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