The city of Minneapolis was dealt roughly $55,000,000 in damages from the riots after George Floyd’s death.
The riots, which have gone worldwide, have dealt millions of dollars of damage to buildings and areas of Minneapolis. Some of the sources of damage are burning buildings, looting, and smashing windows. The Mayor of the city, Jacob Frey, has said that to repair the damage, Minneapolis will need federal and state funding reports the Star Tribune.
“We’re recovering from crises sandwiched on top of each other, from COVID-19 to the police killing and then the looting which took place afterward,” Frey said to the Star Tribune.
Some politicians, such as Ilhan Omar, are already working on plans to get money to the areas that need to be repaired. She announced a bill that would bring grants to business owners and cities, to help them rebuild after social crises. “Minneapolis’s economy has been ravaged. Families are struggling to find places to buy food, local shop owners fear they’ll never been open their doors again, and many workers find themselves without a job to return to,” said Omar.
Many citizens have already started the process of getting money to those who had their establishments ruined by rioters. The West Broadway Bussiness and Area Coalition have already raised over $1,500,000 to support the local businesses and business owners in Minneapolis.