TIMES SQ (77WABC)- The Guardian Angels held a press conference Saturday to announce that they are gearing up for possible rioting and unrest in the wake of Tuesday’s election.
“Fear is growing among New York City residents and business owners that the contentious elections may lead to vandalism, looting, and rioting, as was seen in the City in mid-June,” the neighborhood-watch group wrote in a press release.
Founder of the Guardian Angels Curtis Sliwa said, “Here we Go Again! No faith in de blasio to provide safety. So merchants and residents are putting up plywood and calling in the Guardian Angels as they did in June.”
He added, “The Guardian Angels will be protecting the city against rioters, violent protestors, and militias, who may be planning on capitalizing on protests on Election Night.”
Businesses were also preparing for possible rioting by putting boards on their windows and moving sidewalk planters and signs inside. Building superintendents also report that they’re hiring extra security for their residents.