What you need to know
- Apple stores in protest hotspots are closing back down through Sunday.
- Stores that have experienced extensive damage have no reopening date.
- Other retail stores around the U.S. are temporarily shuttering due to violent protests.
As of Sunday morning, Apple has officially begun closing retail stores in locations where protests in support of the killing of George Floyd by police have been happening over the past few days. As noted by 9to5Mac,
Many of these stores were either just open within the week prior, or on schedule to open in the coming week. Violent protests across the nation have pushed Apple to close stores to protect its employees.
Protests turned violent over the weekend, starting in Minneapolis where Floyd died. The Uptown Minneapolis Apple store had its windows smashed in and products, stolen. But reports have been coming in for the past few days of vandalization and looting happening in major cities where protests have turned violent. Rioters in Portland, Scotsdale, Washington DC, San Francisco, and more have seen similar damage.
Apple Stores are not the only ones closing in light of this past weekend's unrest. Target stores across the nation are seeing temporary closures, and Amazon is reportedly scaling back deliveries and closing some hubs.
According to Bloomberg:
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no, these are just protest...the world is going to $hit fast
The world already went to ****, abuses of capitalism, racism, poor/rich divide, etc. People want change, but the main thing fuelling the riots is racism. It's crazy that in 2020 we still differentiate someone's worth based on skin color
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