The city’s barbershop chains are closing for two-week periods, in what some are calling the largest mass closures in the city’s history.
Barber shop poles in downtown Orlando were vandalized with spray paint early Wednesday, forcing some of them to be removed.
Some were also vandalized by other customers.
The chains are among the most popular in the area, and some have been in business for decades.
They include the Franklins Barbershop in the downtown area, which opened in 1975, and the Barber Shop in the Orlando-area shopping center.
The chains have been the targets of numerous attacks, and police have arrested numerous people in the past for vandalism.
The barbershops are a staple of Orlando’s community, which includes the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies.