RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Ahead of Sunday night’s protests and curfew, businesses on Broad Street were boarded up to prevent vandalism and looting.
Several businesses had signs that said “notice, this is a black-owned business.”
Community members helped board up Barky’s Music Shop on East Broad Street.
“It’s a notice that it’s a black-owned business and I think one of the resaons is black lives matter, and if we understand and realize that black lives matter, it should be no reason to destroy a black-owned store," owner Marvin Brown said.
Another black-owned business that boarded up was Waller and Company Jewelers. The 120-year-old business was vandalized during Friday night’s protests. Many say it is a staple in the community.
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