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Downtown businesses assess damage, weigh reopening after nights of riots, looting and chaos

Private citizens cleanup glass and stack clothes at an Old Navy damaged in downtown Seattle Sunday, May 31, 2020, caused by Saturday’s violent protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 214108

The scope of the damage from vandals and looters may take weeks to fully measure. It could be “millions and millions of dollars in property damage alone, and far more in terms of lost economic activity.”  VIEW

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