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Video: Minnesota's Mall of America Sues to Keep Black Lives Matter from Disrupting Shopping

December 22, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Minnesota's Mall of America Sues to Keep Black Lives Matter from Disrupting Shopping

Minnesota's Mall of America—the largest mall in America—has sued Black Lives Matter and individual activists to prevent a protest planned there for Wednesday.

"Mall of America supports BLM's First Amendment right to free expression, but courts have clearly ruled that right may not be exercised on private property without the consent of the property owner," a request for a temporary restraining order filed in Hennepin County read. "To protect Mall of America's guests, tenants, and employees, this consent has not been given, and if BLM holds its demonstration at Mall of America despite the lack of consent, Mall of America will suffer irreparable harm."

The Mall of America pointed out that, "for the third time in a thirteen month period," Black Lives Matter has planned a demonstration at the 4.2 million square foot complex with 520 restaurants, 50 stores and its own amusement park. The first came on Dec. 20 of last year, when up to "1,500 people" came to the mall. Subsequent turmoil and arrests led to "an estimated 24,000 guests who did not visit Mall of America on that date."

"If the demonstration is allowed to go forward on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, Mall of America is certain to lose guests who would otherwise have visited the mall," Mall of America said of the planned protest. " . . . In addition to these lost sales, the more than 15,000 people employed by Mall of America and its tenants will be negatively affected by a [sic] the loss of sales at the mall, as many of the employees depend upon commissions, tips, or bonuses that will be reduced due to the demonstration."

Black Lives Matter says it will hold the rally at Mall of America regardless of the judge's decision, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Comments (4)

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ftrnr @ 12/22/2015 4:31 PM

Apparently only certain black lives matter. Not the ones who are not able to earn their Christmas bonuses, commissions, or tips. The black lives that matter are the lives of the black heroine dealers like Freddie Gray, but not the kids he sold to whose lives were destroyed; the race baiters like sharpton who make millions every time there is a riot and people's lives, neighborhoods and homes are destroyed, but not a penny when people get along (is there a self serving reason to keep hate alive?)

KevCopAz @ 12/22/2015 7:01 PM

Nice all the Law and common sense is on the side of the Mall and even if the Judge does grant the injunction Black Lives Matter says they will ignore the ruling. Typical Libs, if the courts rule in their favor then its the law of the land and just but if they rule against them then its judicial tyranny and racist!. This should not even be necessary, thats private property and if they enter and cause any disorderly act then they should be arrested period!. Can you imagine if a White organization did this in a Black parade or demonstration, all would be arrested and called racists and the DOJ would join in the prosecution!

John retired IA PD @ 12/22/2015 8:20 PM

Click on the Chicago Tribune article above and you will see that the judge issued an injunction for only three of the organizers and would not ban others from protesting. BLM says that they will protest regardless of the order. I guess laws are made for everyone except BLM. Wake up people.

Chuck @ 12/24/2015 7:26 AM

These people need to start being treated as the TERRORISTS they are. I am sick and tired of the bleeding heart for the SCUM of the land and all the criminal activity they represent. It is time to stand for what it TRUE and what is RIGHT.....not the LIES of BLM.

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