Victoria Theatre suffers ‘significant damage’ during unrest

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Victoria Theatre suffered damage during violence in downtown on Saturday. The unrest occurred after protests in Dayton over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who was killed while being arrested by police on Monday.

The glass in the main doorway was smashed, as well as the cases holding several promotional posters for shows.

As glass case holding a promotional poster was shattered during unrest following protests in Dayton over the death of George Floyd, who died on May 25 while being arrested by Minneapolis police. Floyd’s death has. prompted deaths and riots across the country. Staff photo/Allison Gens

Dayton Live, the organization that manages the theater, released a statement on Facebook following the incident:

“We are aware of your concerns about damage to Victoria Theatre. There has been significant damage, but the theatre is tough. Many of our friends and patrons are asking how to help. You can help and give at https://order.daytonlive.org/quick-donate.

The Victoria Theatre suffered damage after protests in Dayton on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Staff photo/Allison Gens

The theatre was one of several properties damaged on Saturday. Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said at least 15 people were arrested during the protests, with the number expected to grow as the department continued to process those who were charged.

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