Chanel, Louis Vuitton and More Board Up Their Stores Ahead of the Election
Retailers prepare for possible civil unrest.
Preparing for the possibility of civil unrest and protests similar to those that followed the murder of George Floyd, retailers boarded up their windows to prevent raiding. President Donald Trump indicated that he would not accept an election result before all votes were counted, a process that could take weeks due to the influx of absentee ballots. Regardless of the outcome, both sides fear that protests leading up to — and following — the announcement of a definitive election winner could turn violent.
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