In downtown Indianapolis last weekend, peace protests were followed by rioting and violent clashes with police after sunset. Businesses were looted, windows smashed, fires set. In the aftermath, volunteers as young as 14 and almost all other ages gathered to scrub away graffiti messages spray painted on walls across the city. In a coordinated effort between volunteer groups and nonprofits, the cleanup effort looked to rebuild the community while spurring thoughts on how a business alliance can work to eliminate social and racial inequalities. "When we come to protests, we protest in solidarity, without violence, without vandalism and without hatred," said Antonio Patton a director of one of the participating organizations, noting that the vandalism hurt minority business owners. "We come to stand in solidarity because we have a plan and we want results and we're hurt about what happened to George Floyd. Not one time have we thought to throw a brick through black-owned businesses."

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