Mall Of America Seeks Restraining Order To Stop Protest
ST. PAUL (AP) - The Mall of America is taking legal action in an attempt to prevent a protest by the Minneapolis chapter of Black Lives Matter.
The group says it will rally at the mall Wednesday to protest the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old black man who died after he was shot by Minneapolis police last month. But the mall is private property and doesn't allow protests.
The Mall of America is seeking a temporary restraining order that would bar the group from protesting and require organizers to remove protest plans from social media. A hearing was scheduled for Monday afternoon.
In a statement early Monday, Black Lives Matter organizers said they have no plans to halt the demonstration unless authorities meet their demands, which include releasing video of Clark's shooting.