MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Black Lives Matter protesters will return to Mall of America next week unless they “get #Justice4Jamar”, group organizers announced Thursday.
The protest, according to the group, is scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Last year, the protest at MOA drew more than 2,000 people to the mall on Dec. 20, 2014.
“A year after our first Mall of America action, we have not seen nearly enough progress in our state,” the group wrote on the Facebook event. “Last month, Jamar Clark, a young black man was shot in the head by police while handcuffed according to witness testimony, prompting an 18 day occupation of the 4th Precinct that was bulldozed by police.”
According to the group, its demands are as follows: release the tapes of Clark’s killing, prosecute the police in involved without a grand jury by a special prosecutor, federal domestic terrorism charges against the men who shot at five protestors, institute a safety plan to protect community from police violence and “disinvest from Police and reinvest in Black futures.”
“Jamar’s family deserves justice this Christmas, and until they get it, there will be no peace,” the group said.