The #BlackLivesMatter protesters are not going to be happy about this. Let’s hope their plans are disrupted.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Black Lives Matter protesters vowed on Monday to demonstrate at the Mall of America on the busy shopping day before Christmas Eve, regardless of whether a judge grants the mall’s request to bar them from doing so.
Miski Noor, one of the organizers, said after a hearing Monday about the mall’s request for a temporary restraining order that the protest would take place Wednesday, no matter what.
“We’re not going to be canceling the protest,” she told reporters after the hearing in Hennepin County District Court. “Us not showing up and us not speaking would be the mall winning.”
The protesters want to demonstrate at the country’s biggest mall to draw attention to the Nov. 15 police killing of a black Minneapolis man, Jamar Clark, and to ramp up the pressure on investigators to release video of the shooting. Authorities say they won’t release it while state and federal investigations are ongoing.
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