Brooklyn Businesses Clean Up and Board Up After Weekend of Protests

Cleanup at 123 Flatbush Avenue, Fort Greene. Photo by Susan De Vries

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    The sounds of saws ripping through plywood and hammers being wielded to secure storefronts could be heard in Downtown Brooklyn and along Flatbush Avenue today.

    It was a weekend of many peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, but Flatbush Avenue running through Fort Greene and Park Slope saw incidents of violence including police vehicles ramming protestors.

    Graffiti was being cleaned up at the Apple Store at 300 Ashland Place, plywood was already in place at Atlantic Center Target store where protesters prevented looting and stacks of plywood were being delivered to CityPoint in Downtown Brooklyn.

    Flatbush Avenue was busy with Brooklynites running errands and frequently stopping to take photos of the flurry of activity.

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    Whole Foods at 123 Flatbush Avenue, Fort Greene

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    The Smoke Shop at 198 Flatbush Avenue, Park Slope

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    Century 21 at City Point, Downtown Brooklyn

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    Fulton Mall, Downtown Brooklyn

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    A worker delivers plywood on Fulton Mall, Downtown Brooklyn

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    1 Flatbush Avenue, Fort Greene

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    Shak Shack at 170 Flatbush Avenue, Park Slope

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    Atlantic Terminal Mall on Flatbush Avenue, Fort Greene

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    Rockwell Place Bear’s Community Garden, Fort Greene

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    Atlantic Terminal Mall on Flatbush Avenue, Fort Greene

    [Photos by Susan De Vries]

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