Places in Manhattan Starbucks were closed amid fears of riots or violent protests in the days leading up to incumbent President Joe Biden.
The uprising in the US Capitol on January 6 worried the nation, but even more disturbing was the news from the FBI that there was a measurable “online chatter” of further violent protests.
Governors in various states have closed their capitals out of caution, hoping to avoid such incidents.
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Now, even companies have begun to take additional precautions to avoid a repeat of the 2020 protests against police brutality, in which business in New York was robbed and vandalized.
A Starbucks spokesman confirmed to FOX Business that select locations in Manhattan were closed ̵
The NYPD confirmed to FOX Business that protests are planned for Sunday, although not at a level that would require the closure of the business.
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“We have no indication that they will be large or riots,” a NYPD spokesman said. “I don’t know why Starbucks will close its business.”
An additional New York official has confirmed that the force will maintain a “stable presence” in places associated with Trump, including the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.
The forces are evaluating the measures on a daily basis, with no clear indication that further action can be taken in the days leading up to Biden’s inauguration.
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“After taking office, we will reassess our security position,” a senior New York official said in a statement to FOX Business.