DENVER (CBS4) — There may be some unease in Denver about what is going to occur after the polls shut. Enterprise house owners and metropolis and state officers are getting ready for the potential for protests and riots.
The town is activating its Emergency Operations Heart and Public Security Command Put up on Tuesday — a primary for an Election Day.
Throughout protests over the summer season, vandals brought about over $1 million in harm to the State Capitol. Rioters additionally broke home windows, spray painted and looted companies downtown.
Public Security Director Murphy Robinson says town hasn’t obtained any credible threats concerning Election Day, however there are indicators persons are on edge — and town is ready for something that comes at them.
Many companies on the sixteenth Road Mall have boarded up their home windows as a precaution for doable unrest. Some are additionally hiring additional safety for Tuesday night time.
CBS4’s Tori Mason spoke to 1 enterprise proprietor who mentioned she’s not doing something — saying the boards may incite violence.
For enterprise house owners who’re involved, the Denver Police Division suggests doing an evaluation of your property to find out what security or safety measures you may need to put in place.
As for the Capitol, Gov. Jared Polis mentioned he’ll work with state troopers and Denver Police Division to “prioritize prevention violence and harm to property.”
On Monday morning, Robinson mentioned he expects that Denver will set the mark for the remainder of the nation and can have a peaceable election.