Target temporarily closing over 100 stores amid George Floyd protests, 7 in Chicago

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WHTM) – Target is temporarily closing dozens of its stores in the United States as protests continue to erupt across the country. 

Included are more than 100 stores across Minnesota, California, New York, Illinois, Georgia, Colorado, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Texas.

Seven are in Chicago. The Hyde Park, McKinley Park, South Loop, State Street, Streeterville, Wilson Yard and West Loop stores will temporarily close.

A list of stores closing until further notice is available here

In a statement released Saturday and updated Sunday morning, the company says its focus is on employee safety and helping communities heal. 

Target says the workers impacted by the closures will still be paid for their scheduled hours.  

The Minnesota-based company is also helping its local community. Target says it will provide essentials to people living in areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul where the protests caused the most damage.  

Looters ransacked a Target in Minneapolis and an Atlanta location was also damaged by demonstrators.  

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