Black Lives Matter pledges to 'shut down' Rosedale shopping center Sunday

Star Tribune | 7/15/2016 | Liz Sawyer
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Black Lives Matter St. Paul plans to demonstrate at the Rosedale shopping center on Sunday to pressure the city of Falcon Heights into terminating its contract with St. Anthony police, the department responsible for Philando Castile’s death during a traffic stop last week.

The 1 p.m. demonstration will be held at an undisclosed location inside the mall, so authorities won’t be able to fully prepare for it, organizers said.

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“Lets shut it down,” read the post on the group’s Facebook page. “lets hit them where it hurt$.”

Activists warned those planning to attend the protest not to bring signs, just their voices.

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Calls to the Roseville mall’s general manager seeking comment were not immediately returned.

Some Falcon Heights residents demanded the city cut ties with the St. Anthony Police Department during an emotional City Council meeting Wednesday, where council members urged constituents to let the investigation play out before making any decision about the contract. The two cities are in the second year of their current five-year contract.

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