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George Floyd protesters loot several NYC stores, clash with cops

George Floyd protesters loot several NYC stores, clash with cops

Protests in New York City over the death of George Floyd on Sunday night devolved into chaos as small factions of demonstrators looted several high-end Manhattan stores.

Stores across the borough — including Chanel in Soho and Coach in Midtown — were targeted by unruly protesters in the fourth night of demonstrations over the death of Floyd, a black man who died in police custody last week in Minneapolis.

A group of roughly a dozen people were seen busting into the Chanel on Spring and Wooster streets shortly after 11 p.m. One man was spotted by a Post reporter making off with four bags.

Two men fleeing the store were arrested down the block by police who arrived about two minutes after the break-in.

At around the same time, according to social media footage, looters targeted a Midtown Coach store.

Similar scenes played out across Manhattan Sunday night.

In the East Village, a Walgreens, CVS, GameStop and a bike store were looted.

Social media footage shows groups of protesters busting into a Walgreens on 4th Avenue and tossing items outside through broken windows.

Another video posted to Twitter shows dozens of people inside a nearby GameStop on East 14th Street near 4th Avenue that had been broken into.

Several windows of the CVS on 14th Street and 5th Avenue were smashed and boxes of candy littered the sidewalk as about 15 NYPD cops guarded the store Sunday night.

At Trek Bicycle Bowery, a group of people made off with over a dozen bikes.

The night began with several peaceful demonstrations that originated in Times Square and at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Ralliers from both Manhattan and Brooklyn each marched into the other borough, shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge in the process.

Crowds chanted “I can’t breathe” and “anti-violence” along the way.

But similar to the past two nights, once darkness fell, some protests became unsettled.

Besides the looting, protesters and cops clashed at a number of spots, including the Barclays Center and Bryant Park.

Mayor de Blasio late Sunday said he stopped by the Barclays Center to assess the situation.

“Just checked on situation around the Barclays Center. Lots of protesters moving around and plenty of police presence. On my way now to check on Lower Manhattan,” he tweeted.

Many high-end stores in SoHo were also vandalized on Sunday night, including Prada on Broadway and Ganni on Grand Street.

About 20 officers wielding batons were posted outside Prada Sunday night, screaming at protesters to “get off the street!”

A number of police vehicles were also again vandalized in Lower Manhattan.

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