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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Businesses in Washington DC are temporarily closing and boarding up ahead of election day, amid concerns about possible violence, a Sputnik correspondent reports.

    Business owners within a radius of about half a mile from the White House have already boarded up their shopfronts. Authorities in the District of Columbia have said that they expect no real threats on election day, insisting that there is no need to close businesses.

    According to a Sputnik correspondent, some parking restrictions have already been introduced in Washington DC and several streets are expected to be closed off on Tuesday.

     

    A general view of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 2020.  (Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA)No Use UK. No Use Germany
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    A general view of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 2020. (Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA)No Use UK. No Use Germany

     

     

    Business owners say they are closing and boarding up in fear of getting their property damaged like during the riots this summer.

    Earlier this week, US media reported that US President Donald Trump had called off his election night plans at the Trump International Hotel in downtown DC.

    On Friday, Trump said that he had not decided yet whether he would spend election night at the hotel or at the White House.

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