“As a loyal American, I’m outraged that we have to do this,” said Cleveland City Councilman Michael Polensek. “That we have federal troops having to ring the capitol building and other government buildings and facilities, it just, it’s outrageous that in 2021 we have to go through this we have to worry about domestic terrorism.”
From Monday through Wednesday, all city of Cleveland neighborhood recreation centers will shut down.
All of this is being done in an abundance of caution ahead of the protests planned across the country on Inauguration Day.
Councilman Polensek says he still feels sick to his stomach after watching the violence unfold at our nation’s capital.
“If you wanna do the crime, be prepared to do the time,” Polensek said. “This is the stuff you see in the dictatorial countries, and there’s no place for it in America, and again, as loyal Americans, we need to rise up together, link hands and arms, and say enough is enough, and we move forward.”