Minnesota

Mall of America tries blocking Black Lives Matter protest

The exterior of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. (MyFoxTwinCities.com)

The exterior of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. (MyFoxTwinCities.com)

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. It also wants the group to post a message on social media saying the protest is cancelled.

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.