Downtown Akron Preparing for Protests
April 12, 2023 | Ohio
AKRON, Ohio — Some Downtown Akron business owners are boarding up windows as a precaution as a special Summit County grand jury reviews evidence and testimony in the Jayland Walker case.
The owners are planning to stay open but decided to put up plywood to prevent the glass from being shattered in the event of any unrest.
“We are hoping for the best as we are preparing just to protect our business,” said Charlie Somtrakool, owner of Cilantro Thai and Sushi Restaurant on Main Street.
Most of the protests last year were peaceful, but there was also some violence and vandalism. (Excerpt from News5Cleveland.)