The activist group Black Lives Matter says that all substantive trespassing charges against the alleged organizers of last year’s Mall of America protest have been dropped.
After more than 100 religious leaders called for charges against Black Lives Matter protesters to be dropped in an open letter earlier this week, researchers and professors from Twin Cities academic institutions are doing the same, according to the activist group.
More than 100 religious leaders are urging Bloomington’s city attorney to end the “aggressive prosecution” of the leaders of the group “Black Lives Matter.”
In the next few days, the Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson expects to file criminal charges against the organizers of Saturday’s protest at Mall of America.
More than 2,500 people are expected to protest inside the Mall of America’s main rotunda Saturday afternoon. However, mall officials and the city of Bloomington are asking them not to–for safety reasons–and because it’s considered trespassing.
Authorities in west-central Wisconsin say an accident between a vehicle and a farm tractor has left a Wisconsin man dead and a Minnesota woman injured.