Some Cleveland businesses aren’t taking any chances ahead of Tuesday’s first presidential debate and have started boarding up storefronts and offices over concerns of possible unrest coupled with a contentious election season.
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are set to square off at the Health Education Campus at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in the first of three debates before the Nov. 3 election.
Griffin represents Ward 6, the Fairfax neighborhood where the event will be held. Given the unrest that has gripped the country in recent months, it has some businesses in the area on alert and taking precautions. Officials at the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, which sits across the street from the Cleveland Clinic, have raised concerns.
“We have been assured that our building will be protected,” CEO Patricia Otter told WKYC-TV. “But we are very worried about vandalism.”
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