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Businesses begin repairs, clean up after protests turn violent

Businesses start to repair damage
Posted at 5:43 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 19:17:40-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- Several businesses in downtown Green Bay have started to repair and clean the damage left behind when this weekend's protests turned violent.

The business manager at Furs and Clothing of Distinction said a brick was thrown through a store window.

“Well it was a sad day," manager Jill Muenster said. "I guess that’s really the thing that I can say is we’re so sad that all of these things are happening throughout the country and it just breaks our hearts that this is happening to us and so many of our neighboring businesses.”

Muenster said the store remained open Monday as repairs started. There was no damage done to the inside of the building.

Elsewhere, there was broken glass and ransacked shelves after the store was looted late in this weekend's protests. Some of the peaceful protesters from the weekend were at the store on Monday to help the business clean up.

“All the vandalists that came and the destruction that went on, I didn’t come out here for that," Dajahne Williams said. "I didn’t bring these people here for that, so for y’all to destroy a small business, that’s not sitting well with me.”

Williams and another protester said they never wanted the events of the weekend to become violent. They hoped coming out on Monday can start to make things right and keep their message positive through the community.