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QuikTrip closing some Tulsa locations due to safety concerns with weekend rallies

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 16:25:39-04

A QuikTrip spokesperson said some of their locations are closing temporarily this weekend due to safety concerns.

Due to the uncertainty and a very fluid situation, out of possible safety concerns for our employees, we will temporarily close some of our downtown locations.
Mike Thornbrugh | Spokesperson for QT

QuikTrip is temporarily closing the following locations:

  • 15th and Denver
  • 23rd and Southwest Blvd
  • 15th and Lewis
  • 11th and Utica
  • I-244 and Gilcrease Blvd
  • 21st and Harvard

Officials said all employees from these locations have been reassigned to other stores.

This comes just days before President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrive in Tulsa for a rally downtown on Saturday.

READ MORE: Preparations underway for Trump rally in Tulsa

The rally is planned for the BOK Center with overflow going into the Cox Business Center, both locations are in downtown Tulsa. Several supporters are already forming a line ahead of the rally.

READ MORE: Supporters form line ahead of Trump rally in Tulsa

On Monday, Pres. Trump tweeted almost one million people requested tickets for his "Make America Great Again" rally.

On Tuesday, a Tulsa law firm filed a lawsuit to enforce masks and social distancing at President Donald Trump's rally this weekend. That lawsuit was denied.

READ MORE: Lawsuit to enforce safety measures at Trump rally denied

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