Some buildings and businesses in downtown Indianapolis have boarded up windows and taken other security steps to prepare for possible unrest surrounding Election Day.
My Eye Doctor, an eye care practice on Monument Circle, and a nearby Huntington Bank branch put up boards over the weekend after both businesses suffered extensive damage during May disturbances after the death of George Floyd, WISH-TV reported.
Danielle Cooney, the general manager of Soupremacy restaurant near Monument Circle, doesn’t want to board up, but fears that if the election gets so heated and emotional, some people could act out.
“I have to make the decision that’s best for my stuff and my store, and I do think that will be boarding up at some point,” Cooney said.
Police have told Coomey they don’t believe there will be civil unrest on Election Day, but she’s not so sure.
“I am prepared for it and I’ll be prepared all week,” Coomey said.
After being caught off guard during nationwide social unrest this summer and suffering millions in damages, many retailers have spent months prepping for another possible bout of vandalism on Election Day