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City of Cleveland Offices to Close Friday through Wednesday over Concerns of Unrest – Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio 2021-01-14 16:52:00 –

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The city of Cleveland has announced that the Willard Park garage, adjacent to its office and city hall, will be closed from Friday, January 15th to Wednesday, January 20th. The city’s REC center will be closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The press release did not elaborate on the motives for the closure, but city spokespersons said they were primarily concerned about the January 6 siege of the US Capitol in Washington, DC and additional concerns, including state-wide action. It was planned in connection with Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, which confirmed to the scene that it was caused by continued concern.

Governor Mike DeWine announced earlier Thursday that the State Capitol and all State Capitols in downtown Columbus will be closed this weekend for similar reasons. National Guard will also be stationed there in preparation for a planned “armed march” by those who maintain the delusion that the November elections were stolen from Donald Trump.

In Cleveland, the city said state and federal level local police and their partners are working to ensure public safety throughout the weekend and are monitoring the activities of planned protests throughout the state.

City employees are closed on Martin Luther King Day on Mondays, but are told to work remotely on Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays to continue working even if the building is closed. The first responder reports that he will continue to work daily.

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