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Downtown businesses not impacted by protests

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 19:03:01-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — While crowds of protesters have taken over streets in downtown Lexington the last four nights, nearby businesses have remained untouched.

Sunday night brought out crowds of more than 500. On Monday night some police officers marched with over 100 protesters and were seen kneeling with them in the street.

Despite all the activity, local business owners say they have not been impacted positively or negatively. While most have faith things will remain peaceful, Lynna Nyguyen says she is on high alert just because of the big crowds.

“So I’m a little on edge but I’m not like super paranoid about anything happening. And if there is we do have plans in place to take care of it if there is any damage,” Creatures of Whim Owner Lynna Nguyen said.

Lexington police officials tell LEX 18 there have been a few minor incidents of spray paint graffiti damage.

Still, several business owners say they support the protesters and the movement. One business even supplied protesters with cases of bottled water