Mall of America seeks Restraining Order to Stop Protest

The Mall of America is taking legal action in an attempt to block Black Lives Matter protesters from holding another rally at the mall. 

The group says it is planning a demonstration at the mall Wednesday to protest the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. 

Clark was shot in the head on November 15 by Minneapolis police.  He died the next day after being taken off of life support. 

Police say Clark was a suspect in a domestic assault and was shot after allegedly interfering with paramedics who were trying to provide first aid to the victim. 

The Mall of America is private property and does not allow protests. 

Officials with the Mall of America are seeking a temporary restraining order against the group that would bar them from protesting and require organizers to remove protest plans from social media. 

A hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon. 

In a statement released Monday, Black Lives Matter organizers say they have no plans to halt the demonstration unless authorities meet their demands, which include releasing video of Clark’s shooting. 

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