Related: Numerous businesses set on fire, damaged & looted in Richmond

  • Source: WWBT-TV NBC 12 Richmond
  • Published: 05/31/2020 06:48 AM

Multiple businesses in Richmond were set on fire, damaged and looted during overnight protests that turned violent. The damage was still being assessed Sunday morning, but businesses that experienced broken windows and looting include the CVS on Broad and Arthur Ashe and the ABC store on Broad, where people were spotted stealing bottles of alcohol. A massive fire and police response were called to the Rite Aid on the corner of Belvedere and Broad around 3:30 a.m. It took crews nearly two hours to get under control, and officials say there are large amounts of damage inside the building. Protesters have been calling for justice in the officer shooting death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd, a black man, died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck.


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