If Mall of America Charges Organizers of #BlackLivesMatter, Then #Chargemetoo
Here's what happens when a large corporation is perceived to put profits over people.
- Mall of America didn't take too kindly to the peaceful demonstration. Threats have been issued by the City Attorney's Office in Bloomington that protest organizers will be criminally prosecuted. But Twitter wasn't having it.
- — Nekima Levy-Pounds (@nvlevy)Tue, Dec 23 2014 02:21:56
- — deray mckesson (@deray)Tue, Dec 23 2014 04:28:23So, Mall of America, we protest because this is not what America should be. If you arrest any protestor, then #chargemetoo.
- — Sam Jones (@scjsundae)Tue, Dec 23 2014 06:16:56
- — Bill Emory (@W_R_Emory)Tue, Dec 23 2014 07:03:44
- Tweets began to pour in from across Minnesota and the nation saying that Mall of America went too far in having offers show up in riot gear for a nonviolent, peaceful protest.
- — [evolve] (@thehaileyday)Tue, Dec 23 2014 05:32:18
- — CRDeCeros (@CRDeCeros)Tue, Dec 23 2014 06:07:41
- — Hannah Walsh (@hannahnwalsh)Tue, Dec 23 2014 10:06:57
- — Doran Schrantz (@DSchrantz)Tue, Dec 23 2014 06:46:09
- Some are calling out what they perceive to be unequal treatment of people of color by Mall of America.
- — Black Lives MPLS (@BlackLivesMpls)Tue, Dec 23 2014 06:52:38
- — alisha roopchand (@alisharoop)Tue, Dec 23 2014 08:50:18
- Others have decided to implicate themselves in the "conspiracy" to engage in a peaceful demonstration by demanding that they also be charged for participating in the protest, whether present in person or in spirit.
- — Dega Omar (@degamuna)Tue, Dec 23 2014 06:45:34
- — Mark Van Steenwyk (@markvans)Tue, Dec 23 2014 06:11:36
- — Andrea R. Porter (@ARP_SR)Tue, Dec 23 2014 06:31:46