DC businesses board up windows ahead of potential Election Day unrest
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Businesses in downtown Washington, D.C., boarded up their storefront windows over the weekend in anticipation of potential civil unrest in the nation’s capital on or around Election Day.
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Hair salons, restaurants, clothing stores, and banks just blocks away from the White House were covered in plywood Sunday, as business owners prepare for a possible repeat of the violent riots and looting seen over the summer in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as the decision not to charge officers in connection to the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky.