With just hours to go before Election Day, law enforcement agencies all across the United States are preparing for potential violence no matter who is declared the winner of the presidential election. At the same time, businesses in many urban areas are boarding up windows and preparing to close early in case there is violence and property destruction.
Here is a sampling of what is taking place across the country in anticipation of election violence and property destruction.
“Many businesses in New York City are boarding up their stores in preparation for potential mayhem as Election Day approaches,” according to WABC-TV in New York City.
“All across the Southland businesses are boarding up before Tuesday’s election to prepare for potential unrest. From Beverly Hills to Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles, crews have been busy adding plywood and protective fencing in front of businesses and residential complexes,” according to KABC-TV in Los Angeles.
“In preparation of potential unrest in Chicago leading up to and following Tuesday’s general election, Macy’s State Street has boarded up windows at the iconic location,” according to NBC-TV in Chicago.
“Some DC businesses are boarding up ahead of expected demonstrations throughout the week of the 2020 Election,” according to WUSA9 in Washington, DC.
“The city of Denver warned downtown businesses to prepare for social unrest around the election, passing out half-page flyers last week that urged business owners to call 911 if they witness anyone damaging property around Tuesday’s election,” according to The Denver Post.
Please share your thoughts in the Comment section. Do you believe there will be violence and property destruction after the presidential election winner is announced? If so, who do you believe will be responsible for the violence and property destruction? Are there any preparations underway where you live? Are you preparing for violence?