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Downtown San Antonio businesses board up windows ahead of election

Downtown San Antonio businesses board up doors and windows in anticipating of civil unrest following election/Photo-Courtesy of Johnny Villanueva

SAN ANTONIO  (KTSA News) – Downtown businesses are boarding up windows in anticipation of possible election-related violence.

Downtown businesses boarding up windows and doors in anticipating of election-related violence/Photo-courtesy of Johnny Villanueva

 

Mayor Ron Nirenberg isn’t expecting any civil unrest after the election, “but we will always be prepared,” he said.

Last May, a peaceful protest following the death of George Floyd turned violent with rioters breaking windows and doors of downtown businesses.

Downtown San Antonio businesses board up windows and doors on election eve, Nov. 2, 2020/Photo-Courtesy of Johnny Villanueva

 

“It was some bad guys coming in downtown causing the problem,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. “We saw what happened there, but I think this time, we’re going to be ready.  If somebody comes in there and tried to do something they need to be arrested and they need to be thrown in jail.”

 

Downtown San Antonio businesses board up doors and windows on election eve Nov. 2, 2020/Photo-Courtesy of Johnny Villanueva
Downtown San Antonio businesses board up doors and windows on election eve Nov. 2, 2020/Photo-Courtesy of Johnny Villanueva.

 

Downtown San Antonio businesses board up windows and doors on election eve Nov. 2, 2020/Photo-Courtesy of Johnny Villanueva

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