After the George Floyd incident, protesters stormed the streets of America campaigning against ‘police brutality’. Moreover, incidents of looting were also reported. One establishment that fell victim to the attack was multinational technology company, Apple.
“There is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation and in the hearts of millions. To stand together, we must stand up for one another, and recognize the fear, hurt, and outrage rightly provoked by the senseless killing of George Floyd and a much longer history of racism,” states Tim Cook, CEO of Apple – in an article published by Forbes.
The tech company has decided to close majority of its US stores for the safety of both their staff and customers. Apple stores were attacked in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.
“At Apple, our mission has and always will be to create technology that empowers people to change the world for the better. We’ve always drawn strength from our diversity, welcomed people from every walk of life to our stores around the world, and strived to build an Apple that is inclusive of everyone,” Cook adds.
Moreover, items that were stolen from the store are being disabled and tracked – with a warning visible when the stolen gadget is turned on: “Please return to Apple (store location). This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.”