Businesses across Boston have boarded up their windows and doors ahead of a potentially precarious election day, as documented by journalists and passersby on social media.
— Kris H (@NetwerkBear) November 2, 2020
DTX a ghost town at 12PM, eerie pic.twitter.com/ZwMzuKc49U
— Beth Gavin (@BostonBethy) November 2, 2020
While few business owners told the Boston Globe that they expect civil unrest in the wake of the election Tuesday, several in Downtown Crossing and Back Bay are still taking precautions. They’re particularly wary after the summer protests over the killing of George Floyd, which saw several downtown businesses vandalized.
“People are being cautious, because of the fact that it’s not clear exactly the outcome and how people are going to feel about it and how they will express that,” Meg Mainzer-Cohen, the president of the Back Bay Association, told the Globe.
— Malini Basu (@MaliniBasu_) October 29, 2020
Several Downtown Boston businesses and companies have begun boarding up their windows in preparation for potential demonstrations, criminal activity, and/or disturbances within the city associated with the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. pic.twitter.com/In4PErKvo3
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) November 2, 2020
— Lisa Gresci (@Lisa_Gresci) November 2, 2020
I saw pictures of NYC and DC already doing this now add Boston to the list of cities preparing for whatever aftermath may come after the election. Some stores in Downtown Crossing already boarding up. This is a sad and scary time in America. pic.twitter.com/NA8aIBJruu
— Chris Sliwa (@Chris_Sliwa7) October 31, 2020
— Kathryn Sotnik NBC10 Boston (@KatNBCBoston) November 2, 2020
Boston, where we board up our Richard Mille stores with only the finest plywood. pic.twitter.com/4AcQ67uxcc
— RICHARD MIXIN’ 🗳 (@RICHARDMIXINN) November 2, 2020
PIC: Some businesses on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay board up their storefronts as a precaution ahead of Election Day. Watch our full coverage this morning on @boston25 ➡️ https://t.co/S7EPBSAfHf pic.twitter.com/PqylCkRPhO
— Michael Henrich (@MichaelHenrich) November 2, 2020
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