WASHINGTON – Several stores in Georgetown are boarding up their windows in anticipation of possible vandalism by protesters in town for the World Bank and IMF meetings.
One woman who worked in a Georgetown-area store has been injured after being hit in the head by a brick thrown by a protester through the window of an Abercrombie and Fitch store and a United Colors of Benetton store near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, according to a report on MyFOXDC.com
A few dozen protesters gathered at Washington Circle where they planned to begin a march through Georgetown to send a message to what they call "a seat of excessive wealth and privilege."
Most of the stores are using large sheets of plywood to board of windows and doors. GAP, American Eagle, Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic and two cosmetic stores, plus Restoration Hardware. All are within a block or two of Wisconsin and 'M' streets in Georgetown.
Police are out in large numbers. Vehicle parking along the two primary thoroughfares — Wisconsin Avenue and 'M' Street — is prohibited.
Dozens of tourists are hanging out in the area, watching the workers board up store windows and asking when the protesters will arrive.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.