CLEVELAND — Among the businesses broken into in Downtown Cleveland on Saturday night was the Cleveland Indians' Team Shop at Progressive Field.
No word yet on how many people broken in or how much damage was done.
The break-in at the Progressive Field team shop comes after the "I Can't Breathe" rally to honor George Floyd in Downtown Cleveland turned violent. Businesses across the area were broken into and looted, including many on Euclid Ave. and E. 4th St., which are each within close proximity to the stadium.
As has been occurring in cities throughout the nation, a demonstration calling for justice for the killing of Floyd, who died while being arrested by four Minneapolis police officers on Monday, began in downtown Cleveland on Saturday afternoon. As the protests progressed, they ultimately became violent, with multiple police cars being set on fire and businesses in the area being vandalized.
A curfew in the city of Cleveland has also been activated from 8 p.m. on Saturday night to 8 a.m. on Sunday, as well as the same hours from Sunday night to Monday morning. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has activated the Ohio National Guard to assist the city in dealing with the fall out from the demonstration.