MINNEAPOLIS – The latest developments on plans by Black Lives Matter activists to protest at the Mall of America (all times local):
Activists are planning a Black Lives Matter demonstration that they say could bring hundreds of protesters to the Mall of America on the day before Christmas Eve.
The protest Wednesday is aimed at drawing attention to the police shooting last month of a black Minneapolis man, Jamar Clark. The 24-year-old died the day after he was shot in north Minneapolis by police responding to an assault complaint.
The mall sought a court order blocking the planned protest. A judge barred three organizers from attending the demonstration but said she doesn't have the power to prevent others from showing up to demonstrate.
A similar demonstration drew hundreds of protesters to the mall last December and forced some stores to close.
Bloomington police have not said what security measures the mall may put in place to curtail the protest.