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Watch: Cleaning downtown Cleveland after damage from Saturday's violence

Windows were shattered and businesses damaged.
Credit: Allison Girvin
Rise Nation windows shattered during looting in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Teams of people are working to clean up the damage left behind after Saturday's protests took a violent turn.

Windows were smashed and some businesses were hit by looters throughout the city, which is why Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has extended the curfew by eight hours. It will now be in effect from noon Sunday until 8 a.m. Monday. Anybody in violation of the curfew order is subject to arrest, city officials warn.

"We know Clevelanders are eager to help clean up downtown. At this time, the city of Cleveland's dedicated Public Works employees and Downtown Cleveland Alliance ambassadors will handle cleanup," city officials said in a press release. "For now, we ask residents to stay home for their safety. Cleveland has always been a resilient city and we understand the eagerness to help our neighbors and protect the city we love. But know -- we will rebuild together."

Businesses along Euclid Avenue, East 4th Street and Playhouse Square were among those damaged.

The protests came as people descended on Cleveland -- and other cities nationwide -- demanding justice in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Police say their investigators are now sifting through video to identify people involved in the violence, vowing to bring them to justice.

We streamed live coverage of the cleanup efforts, which you can watch below:


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