Protesters arrested at Mall of America may get charged

Disorderly conduct, trespassing, unlawful assembly, and obstructing the legal process charges may be brought against protesters at the Mall of America. The Bloomington city attorney and protesters have been all over the news this week. Protesters for “Black Lives Matter” have been seen throughout the entire country. In Minnesota, protestors have been outside the Hennepin County Government Center, City Hall, highway 35, and at the Mall of America. There were 3,000 protesters at the Mall of America this past weekend. It has come to light that at least 25 people may be charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, unlawful assembly, and obstructing the legal process.

Police told protesters that they could not gather at the mall and that they were not allowed to be there. The Mall of America is a private entity. Stores were shut down during the protest. Protesters were outraged when they heard they might be criminally charged. A warning sign was put on a screen at the mall telling the protestors to disperse and that failure to disperse will lead to arrests. The warning was also broadcasted over speakers. The city attorney is trying to get restitution for money lost by the stores at the mall and overtime for the police department’s time. The possibility that people might be charged with Disorderly conduct, trespassing, unlawful assembly, and obstructing the legal process have received a large amount of negative publicity.

If you have been charged with a crime as a result of a protest, contact Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys immediately. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has two criminal justice attorneys. A criminal justice attorney will be able to fight the charges against you. The criminal justice attorneys have handled disorderly conduct, trespassing, unlawful assembly, and obstructing the legal process cases in the past. Call 952-913-1421 for a free consultation. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys is located downtown Minneapolis, MN.

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