Of the hundreds of businesses in Chicago damaged during protests that turned violent last Friday and Saturday, many were in the Loop. Chicago Loop Alliance says the cost to repair and replace merchandise is in the millions of dollars.
At least eight people were shot in about two hours late Saturday in the downtown area as looting and rioting ravaged Chicago’s central business district. One shooting victim died. Several robberies were also reported.
Police arrested more than 100 people in the Loop as a protest over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer raged late Friday night and early Saturday, according to initial information from Chicago police.