(KTSF by Ricky Chan) Located not too far from Oakland City Hall where protesters gathered today, Chinatown businesses decided to stay open. However, fewer shoppers than usual came.
Chinatown business owners say their businesses have been affected by recent protests. One store employee says that customers usually come to the store around noon, but that didn’t happen today.
Another shop owner says customers are probably concerned about safety in Oakland and that’s why they do not want to come out. However, businesses decided to open because they have to pay the rent.
Most shop owners appeared to be ready for chaos saying if anything happens, they will close their stores and leave.
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