Minneapolis After the George Floyd Riots: A Tragedy Told in Pictures

Minneapolis After the George Floyd Riots: A Tragedy Told in Pictures

Many local business owners in Minneapolis are still struggling after their restaurants and stores were vandalized during the protests. Some still have their windows and entrances boarded up to keep out the violent protesters.

 

Many local business owners in Minneapolis are still struggling after their restaurants and stores were vandalized during the protests over George Floyd. Some still have their windows and entrances boarded up to keep out the violent protesters. I walked the streets of this fine city to get a sense of where things stood, and while I did capture amazing scenes of people trying to heal, the amount of damage I saw was staggering. Below is just a snapshot of some of what I was able to witness with my own eyes: 

 

 

A vandalized gas pump near where George Floyd died in Minneapolis on June 2. Photo by Ethen Kim Lieser

National Guard troops guard a chicken restaurant in Minneapolis on June 2. Photo by Ethen Kim Lieser

A National Guard troop patrols an intersection in Minneapolis on June 2. Photo by Ethen Kim Lieser

National Guard troops respond to community support at an intersection in Minneapolis on June 2. Photo by Ethen Kim Lieser

A gas station sits vandalized near where George Floyd died in Minneapolis on June 2. Photo by Ethen Kim Lieser

A restaurant with boarded-up windows in the Uptown area in Minneapolis on June 2. Photo by Ethen Kim Lieser

Businesses in the Uptown area of Minneapolis on June 2. Photo by Ethen Kim Lieser

A Korean restaurant in the Uptown area of Minneapolis on June 2. Photo by Ethen Kim Lieser

Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis is still temporarily closed on June 2. Photo by Ethen Kim Lieser

Ethen Kim Lieser is a Science and Tech Editor who has held posts at Google, The Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, AsianWeek and Arirang TV. He currently resides in Minneapolis.