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Black Lives Matter will protest MoA prosecutions at separate rallies on Friday


After around 1,500 took to the streets to show solidarity with Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis are planning three more demonstrations on Friday.

According to this Facebook event page, BLM will be organizing a rally outside the Hennepin County Court building in Edina to show solidarity for members of the protest group who will appear in court over their involvement in the demonstration at the Mall of America in December.

They will be meeting at 8:30 a.m. outside the building, before heading to Martin Luther King Jr. Park, on Nicollet Ave. S. for noon, when another rally and barbecue will start.

At the park, they will be joined by students from across the Twin Cities who will be staging a walkout to show their solidarity with the Mall of America protestors.

The groups then plan on joining with the International Workers' Day march at 2.30 p.m., which will be held at Nicollet and Lake Street.

Eleven organizers of the Mall of America protest will be in court Friday for a hearing on the misdemeanors they were given for their involvement in the December demonstration.

The protest saw 3,000 people descend on the megamall to protest police brutality following the high-profile deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in Ferguson and New York respectively.

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