EbeneNews – United States – Cleveland companies embark to prepare for rioters ahead of presidential debate

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    Some Cleveland businesses are taking no chances ahead of Tuesday’s first presidential debate and have started to embark in storefronts and offices amid fears of possible unrest associated with a controversial election season

    “It’s a concern based on all the people with all the different ideologies that will come to town, and whether they are going to direct this energy towards themselves and / or whether they will direct it towards personal possessions”, Cleveland Councilman Blaine Griffin told Fox News

    A police car drives past the Case Western Reserve University health education campus ahead of the first presidential debate between Republican candidate President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday Some local businesses embark in case riots break out after the event (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

    President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden to face off at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic health education campus in the first of three debates before the 3 election

    Griffin represents Ward 6, the Fairfax neighborhood where the event will be held Given the unrest that has rocked the country in recent months, some businesses in the region are on alert and are taking precautions United Cerebral officials Palsy of Greater Cleveland, which is across from the Cleveland Clinic, raised concerns

    “We have been assured that our building will be protected” said Patricia Otter, CEO of WKYC-TV “But we are very concerned about vandalism”

    Preparations take place for the first presidential debate in the Sheila and Eric Samson pavilion, Monday, Sep 28 February 2020 in Cleveland The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, to take place Tuesday, Sep 29 (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

    Griffin said most residents and business owners were excited about the debate to be held in the city, but concerns persist He cited a May 30 event days after George Floyd’s death which started out peacefully but turned into riots as the marchers made their way to the city center

    Some people broke into buildings, smashed windows, set vehicles on fire and threw objects at police officers

    “There was a palpable anger and that anger is still there,” Griffin said. “We support the right of anyone to protest and do whatever they need to do, but we just don’t want any damage to personal property”

    To ensure the safety of residents, the Cleveland Police Department will close some roads and increase its presence and will be joined by state and federal law enforcement

    “What we learned on May 30 is that peaceful protests can go in a different direction in a short period of time,” FBI special agent Eric Smith told WEWS-TV. Cleveland

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