Thousands of protesters from the group "Black Lives Matter" disrupt holiday shoppers on Dec. 20, 2014 at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.
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By Melissa Chan
December 21, 2015

The Mall of America is taking legal action in a bid to stop an upcoming protest by members of the Minneapolis chapter of Black Lives Matter.

The mall has requested a temporary restraining order that will halt the group’s plans to protest Wednesday over the police shooting death of Jamar Clark, the Associated Press reports. Clark, a 24-year-old black man, was killed last month.

Eight Black Lives Matters activists are being sued, according to CBS Minnesota. The protesters have pledged to follow through with their event after last year’s protest at the same mall drew more than 2,000 people.

“A year after our first Mall of America action, we have not seen nearly enough progress in our state,” the group wrote on Facebook.

The mall is private property and doesn’t allow protests, according to AP. The court hearing was scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday.

[AP]

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