Yesha Callahan

Judge Blocks 3 Black Lives Matter Activists from Mall of America, But Not Other Protestors


Star Tribune/AP

A judge ruled on Tuesday that 3 Black Lives Matter activists will not be allowed to protest on Christmas Eve at the Mall of America, but she said she couldn’t block other people.

MOA was successful in getting a restraining order against the activists, following last year’s protest that included 1000 people. The mall was unsuccessful in blocking the entire group.

“The Court does not have a sufficient basis to issue an injunction as to Black Lives Matters or to unidentified persons who may be acting as its agents or in active concert with the Black Lives Matters movement,” Hennepin County District Court Judge Karen Janisch wrote.

“We’re not going to be canceling the protest,” organizer Miski Noor said. “Us not showing up and us not speaking would be the mall winning.”

  1. December 24, 2015 - Reply

    That is odd that the judge would bar 3 people from protesting. The protesters have every right to speak their minds about truth and to stand to up against injustice. We have a long way to go, but events like the organization of social movements will be found in the history books. Also, we are inspired by our Brothers and by our Sisters who are active in this struggle for liberation.

  2. December 25, 2015 - Reply

    WHAT other protesters.

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