#Ferguson Protesters Disrupt Mall Of America Shoppers

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From Kare 11 in Minneapolis:

“About 10 minutes into the protest, a warning that the demonstration “is not authorized and is in clear violation of Mall of America policy” was announced over the loudspeaker and displayed on a large screen in the rotunda. The warning asked participants to disperse and stated that those who continued to demonstrate could be arrested.

Mall officials shut down all of the escalators in the rotunda, and some stores in the area closed their gates. The Mall of America enhanced security, and police in riot gear were present.”

Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 3.12.49 AMThe mall, which is private property, relayed to police that they wanted the protesters gone. They attempted to announce this to the protesters, but the crowd began booing so loud that the message could not be heard.

Stores lowered the gates, and hundreds, if not thousands, of holiday shoppers found a reason to hate the protesters.

Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 3.28.06 AMAbout 20 people were arrested, and most of the crowd left, shortly after staging a “die in”, which is becoming common place at these protests.

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