Just as the city was reopening for curbside pickup, it started to close again over the last week as Mission and Valencia Street businesses boarded up their front windows. Demonstrations moved into the Mission on Saturday night, but remained peaceful. Today, a protest begins at 4 p.m. at Mission High School and will march to the Mission District police station.

Update: When I left for the protest just before 3 p.m, stores on Mission Street were still boarding up.

Mission Street. Around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

Mission Street. Around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

Mission Street. Around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

Mission Street. Around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

Mission Street. Around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

Near Dolores on 17th Street. Around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

Monk’s Kettle. Photo by Mark Rabine.

Monday morning. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

Tuesday evening on Mission Street. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

It’s unclear when these were boarded up. But Aldea, as an essential business, has been open for much of the pandemic. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

New boards at Fellow Barber. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

At work Wednesday morning to board up the glass windows at 20Valencia. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

Wednesday morning. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

New boards at Hawker Fare. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

Tuesday evening in front of the Mission District police station. Photo by Lydia Chávez.

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