Downtown businesses cover windows ahead of election week

A worker carries a sheet of plywood to place over a storefront window at Nieman Marcus in Union Square on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A worker carries a sheet of plywood to place over a storefront window at Nieman Marcus in Union Square on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Large sheets of plywood sit in a truck bed as businesses board up glass windows on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Large sheets of plywood sit in a truck bed as businesses board up glass windows on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Plywood covers up glass windows outside the Louis Vuitton store at Union Square on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Plywood covers up glass windows outside the Louis Vuitton store at Union Square on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Workers ready to put plywood over windows outside the Louis Vuitton store. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Workers ready to put plywood over windows outside the Louis Vuitton store. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Workers put plywood over windows outside the Nieman Marcus store at Union Square. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Workers put plywood over windows outside the Nieman Marcus store at Union Square. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A worker carries a sheet of plywood to place over a storefront window. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A worker carries a sheet of plywood to place over a storefront window. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A worker positions a sheet of plywood to cover a window at Nieman Marcus in Union Square. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A worker positions a sheet of plywood to cover a window at Nieman Marcus in Union Square. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A customer leaves Nieman Marcus in Union Square as plywood covers other doorways. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A customer leaves Nieman Marcus in Union Square as plywood covers other doorways. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Plywood covers storefront windows of a Charles Schwab location near the Financial District on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Plywood covers storefront windows of a Charles Schwab location near the Financial District on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Plywood covers storefront windows of a Citibank location along Kearny Street in the Financial District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Plywood covers storefront windows of a Citibank location along Kearny Street in the Financial District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A worker puts up plywood over storefront windows of a Citibank location along Kearny Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A worker puts up plywood over storefront windows of a Citibank location along Kearny Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Plywood covers storefront windows of a Starbucks location in the Financial District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Plywood covers storefront windows of a Starbucks location in the Financial District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Plywood covers storefront windows of a Starbucks and Citibank location in the Financial District on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Plywood covers storefront windows of a Starbucks and Citibank location in the Financial District on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A worker puts some finishing touches on plywood covering windows of a Peets Coffee location in the Financial District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A worker puts some finishing touches on plywood covering windows of a Peets Coffee location in the Financial District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Workers put up 2x4s to place plywood on to block an entrance to the building at 225 Bush St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Workers put up 2x4s to place plywood on to block an entrance to the building at 225 Bush St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Workers grab plywood to cover windows of businesses along Bush Street in the Financial District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Workers grab plywood to cover windows of businesses along Bush Street in the Financial District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Fresh sheets of plywood went up to cover the windows of numerous businesses around downtown San Francisco on Friday, a sign that many property owners fear potential unrest connected with the Nov. 3 Presidential Election next week.

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