Black THUGS Don't Matter: Minnesota Police Rout Protesters at Mall of America, Airport
A much smaller than expected turnout of Black Lives Matter protesters were routed by disciplined police work Wednesday, first at the planned protest at the Mall of America and then at an impromptu action at the Minneapolis / St. Paul Airport.
At the Mall, police shut down stores in the East Rotunda prior to the protest and set up a perimeter that kept protesters isolated from shoppers. Then after numerous warnings to leave, they slowly walked in further isolated the protesters.
Last year’s protests had an estimated 3,000 attendees, but this year’s protest over the shooting of a convicted criminal named Jamar Clark failed to bring out anywhere near that number. From video and social media, it appears that only a hundred showed up.
As Breitbart News reported yesterday, a judge ruled that any protests at the Mall of America would be illegal and placed a restraining order on three Black Lives Matter leaders.
Activists from Unicorn Riot live streamed the actions and provided overdramatic narratation to their viewers, claiming the police were “pushing” protesters–but the videos shows they never were touched.
As another example of media bias towards the protesters, NBC claimed the protesters “marched out of” the Mall, even though they were clearly forced out by police…something at least one protester freely admitted on social media.