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Photos: Downtown Detroit storefronts proactively shuttered after weekend of protests

Following a weekend of protests in Detroit over the police killing of George Floyd, downtown businesses along Woodward Avenue took proactive measures to protect themselves against possible vandalism and looting. Storefronts, including H&M and Madewell, were seen being boarded up. Black-owned businesses on the stretch donned signs in their windows with writings including “Black owned. Please don’t loot.” and “As a black and women own [sic] business, we support the protestors.”

Detroit was among cities across the state where demonstrators gathered over the weekend, including Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Flint.

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