Four days away from the NATO Summit in Chicago, fencing was erected around the site of the weekend meetings.
Heavy metal fencing was brought in overnight by the truckload and set up across the street from McCormick Place, where world leaders will convene Sunday and Monday.
Downtown businesses also are preparing for the worst too as protests continue.
Aniko Salon in the South Loop boarded up all of its windows with plywood, and a supervisor from the company the salon contracted said he has jobs lined up for the rest of the week.
“We’ve got to businesses to go to after this, we’ve got condos we have to do tomorrow,” said Dennis Bird, “so we’re gonna be out here probably for the whole next three days boarding things up.”
More protests are planned leading up to the summit.