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Cities Across U.S. Boarding Up In Anticipation Of Election Night Riots

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From New York and DC to Los Angeles and San Francisco, businesses in American cities are boarding up their windows in advance of election-night returns.

What started in Washington, D. C. with the boarding up of businesses located near the White House spread to other major cities across the nation.

The entire neighborhood surrounding the White House is preparing for mass unrest: boards, chains, fences, and barriers. This is insane.

At the opposite end of the country, Fox LA’s Bill Melugin observed businesses in downtown LA, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica boarding their windows as well. He said many of these businesses experienced the impact of riots earlier this year.

Driving through downtown LA…so many businesses boarded up & in the process of boarding up. Same thing happening in Beverly Hills & Santa Monica in anticipation of election night. All 3 areas hit hard by looters & rioters during George Floyd unrest. pic.twitter.com/wxrfs3ErDN

In San Francisco, even the city’s tallest building, Salesforce Tower, tacked up plywood over its ground-floor doors and windows, San Francisco Chronicle’s Jessica Christian tweeted.

“There is something uniquely heartbreaking about these scattered scenes of boarding-up four days before a presidential election—a feeling that, for people raised with a basic faith in the United States and democracy, seems utterly alien, a world knocked off its axis, Michael Schaffer with the Washingtonian wrote. “People bo… (Read more)

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