Walmart, Sam’s Club stores in Little Rock close Sunday after protests

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — According to a Walmart spokesperson, stores closed on Sunday with police presence due to protesting in the area.

Protesters at the Walmart on Shackleford called attention to police brutality and to defund budgets regarding local policing.

These protests follow a nationwide movement after a Minneapolis police officer killed an unarmed black man, George Floyd, on May 25, sparking hundreds of thousands to protest across the country.

Walmart locations on Bowman, Shackleford, Cantrell and Baseline closed on Sunday, along with Sam’s Club on Bowman.

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We will update this article with more information has it becomes available.