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State Street businesses damaged early Monday morning

Published: Aug. 24, 2020 at 5:52 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - At least two State Street businesses were damaged early Monday morning.

According to Madison Police, a group of 20 to 30 people gathered at the top of State Street around midnight, and started to walk down the street attempting to smash windows. The Driftless Studio, a nature art gallery, had their windows shattered. Glass was spilling out onto the sidewalk and in the storefronts galleries.

Shoo was another business that had their windows smashed. City of Madison crews swept up the glass from the sidewalk around 6 a.m. A sound that is all too familiar on State Street.

Police say the vandalism was over by the time officers arrived, and the crowd moved back up State Street. The crowd dispersed around 1:15 a.m. on Monday.

We are waiting to learn if these acts of damage were sparked by what happened to Jacob Blake, the man who was shot by an officer Sunday night, in Kenosha.

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