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Black-owned businesses in Richmond post signs to stop vandalism, looting

Owners post signs saying it is a black-owned business to stop vandalism and looting (Source: WWBT)
Owners post signs saying it is a black-owned business to stop vandalism and looting (Source: WWBT)(WDBJ)
Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 4:20 PM EDT
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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 reasons 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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