Protests block airport traffic, shut down famed Mall of America

Police line up to move Black Lives Matter protestors out of the rotunda area of the Mall of America on December 23, 2015 in Bloomington, MinnesotaProtesters with the Black Lives Matter movement briefly shut down the Mall of America and blocked traffic at the Minneapolis airport Wednesday as last minute Christmas shoppers and travelers looked on. The famed Minnesota mall tried but failed to get a court order to bar the protesters from the sprawling shopping center — a move activists said only steeled their resolve to disrupt shopping two days before Christmas. Black Lives Matter Minneapolis has been holding daily demonstrations to protest the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark, 24, who they said was handcuffed when he was shot in the head on November 15.

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