Pittsburgh leaders, businesses preparing for potential unrest after election

In late May and into early June, protests over the death of George Floyd escalated across the country, including in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto said he is meeting with public safety and other officials to ensure nothing gets out of hand after the election.

“Public safety has been working across all of our boroughs’ police, fire and EMS to ensure that we have enough personnel in case of any type of necessity,” he said.

Police officers will be working 12-hour shifts beginning Election Day. Right now, city officials are preparing for the worst but hoping for the best.

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