Businesses in cities nationwide boarded up ahead of election day over fears of unrest

Businesses in cities nationwide boarded up ahead of election day over fears of unrest

Business owners in a number of cities across the country are boarding up and taking other precautions ahead of Tuesday's election. 

Photos taken in recent days show stores, shops and restaurants in cities including Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York protecting windows in case protests against the election results turn violent.

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Following the death of George Floyd in late May, the nation saw widespread protests against police brutality, some of which deteriorated into rioting and looting. 

Election experts and law enforcement officials have warned that they are concerned about potential violence resulting from the outcome of the election. 

A "non-scalable" fence is also reportedly being built outside the White House ahead of Tuesday's election.