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Following Unrest, Birmingham Rebuilds

Windows at the Alabama Theater in downtown Birmingham are boarded up with plywood for protection from protests. (Marvin Gentry, For The Birmingham Times)

Late Sunday, protesters began trying to tear down a Confederate monument in Birmingham’s Linn Park and damaged a number of downtown buildings and businesses. The mayhem came a week after police in Minneapolis killed George Floyd, an African American man, sparking nationwide protests. In Birmingham, the repairs began almost immediately. Here’s what the area looked like in the days after the chaos.

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