Plywood panels cover the storefronts across the United States as cities anticipate violence following election night. It is something everyone is preparing for and anticipating but it is one everyone hopes will not come to fruition.
Retailers and communities across the country are still recovering from the widespread damage caused by riots this summer after the death of George Floyd, a black man, who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer. The Floyd killing sparked months of riots and other police officer shootings over the past several months have led to growing riots and violence around the nation.
On Election Day, police officers and security officials are being extra cautious in preparation for the election results. Companies are putting additional security measures in place to prevent any election-related vandalism.
“Out of an abundance of caution, like many businesses, we are implementing additional security measures at certain locations in the event of civil unrest due to the current election,” a Saks Fifth Avenue spokesperson said in a statement.
“This could include boarding or additional security personnel. As always, the safety of our customers, associates and communities, as well as the protection of our physical assets, is of utmost importance,” the high-end retailer added.
The National Retail Federation told Forbes it is providing de-escalation training and extra security consultants.
On Monday morning in Downtown Los Angeles, construction workers are keeping busy boarding the windows of storefronts around the city.
“Notice what those cities have in common. They’re all Democrat cities,” Kayleigh McEnany, Trump campaign senior adviser told “Fox & Friends” Monday, adding it is “all the proof you need that the left should not be given federal power.”
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