Apple closes many U.S. stores amid protests, looting: report

Apple Inc. AAPL, – 0.09% has briefly shut the vast majority of its U.S. retail locations, 9to5 Mac announced Sunday, after various stores became focuses of plunderers during end of the week fights. “With the wellbeing and security of our groups as a main priority, we’ve settled on the choice to keep some of our stores in the U.S. shut on Sunday,” Apple apparently told 9to5 Mac. Apple Stores in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and Scottsdale, Ariz., were among those vandalized or plundered throughout the end of the week. Apple didn’t promptly react for input, yet various Apple Store areas state “incidentally shut” on their sites, while one in San Francisco’s Union Square, which was harmed Saturday night, said it would revive Tuesday. Apple began reviving its U.S. retail locations, which had been shut due to the coronavirus pandemic, in late May. 9to5 Mac said around 140 of its 271 U.S. areas had just been revived.

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