H&M closes stores in the US out of solidarity with demonstrators
H&M temporarily shuts down nearly a hundred of its stores in the United States because of the violent protests in the country. The clothing chain says it does so out of solidarity with the demonstrators.
H&M says he is “heartbroken” and “devastated” by the death of black detainee George Floyd and subsequent events. The chain promises to donate $ 500,000 (more than € 447,000) to human rights organizations and other groups.
Protests against the alleged racist police brutality have also led to shop looting. That happened yesterday, for example, in Los Angeles, New York and St. Louis.
H&M is the second largest fashion chain in the world. The company has six hundred branches in the US.