Police Break Up Protest At Mall At Fairfield Commons
State and local police have broken up a protest at a shopping mall in the southwest Ohio city where a 22-year-old man was fatally shot by police in August.
The Dayton Daily News reports that several protesters were arrested Wednesday afternoon. State police said there were no injuries.
Dozens of people were staging a "die-in" protest and a large banner hung inside the mall in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek stated: "Black Lives Matter." The Daily News reports the Mall at Fairfield Commons was crowded with holiday shoppers.
Four people were arrested at a similar protest last Saturday at the Wal-Mart store where John Crawford was killed while carrying an air rifle. Police said they believed he had a real assault rifle, and a grand jury declined charges.