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George Floyd’s girlfriend spoke out that seeing Minneapolis on fire would “devastate” Floyd. She called for people to protest in “a peaceful way,” the Star Tribune reported.

“I am heartbroken,” George Floyd’s girlfriend said, referring to the chaos unleashed in the city.

“Waking up this morning to see Minneapolis on fire would be something that would devastate Floyd,” she continued. “He loves the city. He came here [from Houston] and stayed here for the people and the opportunities… Floyd was a gentle giant. He was about love and peace.”

Floyd’s relatives have thanked protesters “for joining them in standing for justice,” but also urged them to not “sink to the level of our oppressors, according to The Daily Caller.

The family’s attorney stated that we cannot endanger each other as we respond to the necessary urge to raise our voices in unison and outrage, according to the Star Tribune.

Floyd, 46, died after police officer Derek Chauvin was caught on video Monday kneeling on his neck and obstructing his breathing. Protests soon turned violent, with local businesses being burned down and looted. Courtney Ross, Floyd’s girlfriend of 3 years, said she was “heartbroken” by the unrest in Minneapolis, a city Floyd loved, according to Star Tribune.

Floyd was arrested Monday for an alleged forgery after a 911 call accusing him of using a counterfeit bill at a Minneapolis store. Protests have since entered the fourth day, taking a violent turn as police evacuated the 3rd Police Precinct Thursday evening when it was overrun by rioters and lit on fire.

Wendy’s, AutoZone, and an affordable housing building were also among the businesses lit aflame.

Ross said she wants everyone who went to protest “to know that I understand their frustration…I want people to protest in a peaceful way.”

A Minneapolis AutoZone was set on fire on Wednesday, May 27, as protesters began to loot nearby businesses in an effort to demonstrate in protest for the death of George Floyd, who died Monday after a police officer put his knee on his neck while detaining him, according to Breitbart News.

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Videos and photos have circled the internet, as the local Autozone was ablaze, which is also near Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct, where police officers and protesters had a tense standoff.

Des Moines Register photographer Zach Boyden-Holmes noted that the blaze was started by protesters.

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A Target spokesperson said, “We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing our community. We decided to close our Lake Street store earlier today and worked to ensure all of our team members were accounted for and safe. Our focus will remain on our team members’ safety and helping our community heal. Until further notice, our store will remain closed.”

Other stores targeted by looters include Dollar Tree, a liquor store, and a tobacco store, according to ABC 5.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said, “Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?”

“If you had done it or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now and I cannot come up with an answer to that question.”

More from Breitbart:

The mayor urged Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to file charges against the officer, whom the city identified as Derek Chauvin. In a video taken by a witness, Chauvin can be seen kneeling and putting pressure on the neck of George Floyd, who struggled and said he couldn’t breathe.

Police called an ambulance for Floyd after he became unconscious. He later died at the hospital.
The Minneapolis Police Department fired Chauvin and three other officers involved in the arrest — J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.

The mayor said his call for charges against Chauvin is based on the footage from the scene.