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Protesters march holding banners in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters march holding banners in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters march disrupting the traffic in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
A person is detained by Chicago police on Wacker Drive in Chicago on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, as protesters march in response to the Eric Garner chokehold decision in New York. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Chicago police detain protesters at Michigan Avenue and Adams Street after protesters attempted to cross Michigan Avenue during a march on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in response to the Eric Garner chokehold decision in New York. (Armando Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Protesters march on a street in Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Thousands of demonstrators marched in major cities across the United States on Friday in a fresh wave of protests against a spate of killings of unarmed black men by white police officers. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators stop traffic while march through Manhattan on December 5, 2014 in New York City. They were protesting recent the court decisions, including one by a Staten Island grand jury not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Protesters march holding banners in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 5: Marchers rally at the intersection of 65th Street and Broadway December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 25-year-old Ezell Ford, who had been diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, had been reportedly unarmed when shot and killed by police on August 11th at that intersection. Protesters marched in reaction to the decision in New York not to indict a police officer involved in the choke-hold death of Eric Garner. The decision follows a similar ruling last week in which police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Those protests resulted in hundreds of arrests in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 5: Lavell Ford joins protesters at the intersection of 65th Street and Broadway December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 25-year-old Ezell Ford, who had been diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, had been reportedly unarmed when shot and killed by police on August 11th at that intersection. Protesters marched in reaction to the decision in New York not to indict a police officer involved in the choke-hold death of Eric Garner. The decision follows a similar ruling last week in which police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Those protests resulted in hundreds of arrests in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 5: Marchers rally at the intersection of 65th Street and Broadway December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 25-year-old Ezell Ford, who had been diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, had been reportedly unarmed when shot and killed by police on August 11th at that intersection. Protesters marched in reaction to the decision in New York not to indict a police officer involved in the choke-hold death of Eric Garner. The decision follows a similar ruling last week in which police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Those protests resulted in hundreds of arrests in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Protesters block an intersection in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators stop traffic while marching through Midtown Manhattan on December 5, 2014 in New York City. They were protesting recent the court decisions, including one by a Staten Island grand jury not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Protesters block an intersection in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
People rally at the corner of State Street and Jackson Boulevard on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in response to the Eric Garner chokehold decision in New York. (Armando Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Protesters block an intersection in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters march on a street in Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
People march at Wabash and Madison Avenues in the Chicago Loop on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in response to the Eric Garner chokehold decision in New York. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Protesters shout slogans and block an intersection in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters march disrupting the traffic in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters block an intersection in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters march disrupting the traffic in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters block an intersection in downtown Washington DC on December 05, 2014 during the third night of nationwide protests, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters stage a 'die-in' on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : A woman reacts after she sees protesters demonstrating on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Graffiti of George Washington is seen as protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators march through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators march through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5 : Graffiti of George Washington is seen as protesters demonstrate on the streets of Washington during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Police arrest demonstrators as they marched through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators march through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators march through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators march through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators march through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Police arrest demonstrators as they marched through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators march through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators march through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05 : Protestors demonstrate outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. on December 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Mintana Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators march through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05 : Protestors demonstrate outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. on December 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Mintana Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05 : Protestors gather in Los Angeles during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. on December 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Mintana Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05 : Protestors demonstrate outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. on December 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Mintana Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05 : Protestors demonstrate outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. on December 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Mintana Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05 : Protestors demonstrate outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. on December 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Mintana Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05 : Candles burn at a memorial for Ezell Ford in Los Angeles as protestors demonstrate as people gather to protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. on December 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Mintana Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Demonstrators march through the Loop protesting police abuse on December 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was one of many staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05 : Protestors demonstrate outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters during a protest after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. on December 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Mintana Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Protesters rally against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Desiree Griffiths, 31, of Miami, holds up a sign saying "Black Lives Matter", with the names of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men recently killed by police, during a protest Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Miami. People are protesting nationwide against recent decisions not to prosecute white police officers involved in the killing of black men. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner march through Macy's Herald Square, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Desiree Griffiths, 31, of Miami, holds up a sign saying "Black Lives Matter", with the names of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men recently killed by police, during a protest Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Miami. People are protesting nationwide against recent decisions not to prosecute white police officers involved in the killing of black men. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, a police officer pushes protesters away from an arrest during a march in New York to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. Officers say the outcry has left them feeling betrayed and demonized by everyone from the president and the mayor to throngs of protesters who scream at them on the street. "Police officers feel like they are being thrown under the bus," said Patrick Lynch, president of the police union. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014, file photo, protesters carry signs criticizing the police, and replicas of coffins during a march over the Brooklyn Bridge to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, in New York. Officers say the outcry has left them feeling betrayed and demonized by everyone from the president and the mayor to throngs of protesters who scream at them on the street. "Police officers feel like they are being thrown under the bus," said Patrick Lynch, president of the police union. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014, file photo, police make arrests after protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner attempted to block traffic at the intersection of 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue near Times Square, in New York. Officers say the outcry has left them feeling betrayed and demonized by everyone from the president and the mayor to throngs of protesters who scream at them on the street. "Police officers feel like they are being thrown under the bus," said Patrick Lynch, president of the police union. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Protestor Rayyan Ali cries as her protest group occupies Herald Square Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in New York, in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Jaidyn Walker, 3, of Atlanta, takes part in a die-in, in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. About 65 demonstrators laid down as if dead on a street corner to protest the chokehold death of Eric Garner at the hands of New York City police. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)
Protesters in police custody wait on a bus to be transported at the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in New York, after several protesters were arrested as they tried to block the bridge entrance protesting against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Fellow protesters cheer those in police custody in a correction bus at the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in New York, after several protesters were arrested as they tried to block the bridge entrance protesting against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
NYPD police officers surround a Department of Corrections bus at the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in New York, after several protesters were arrested as they tried to block the bridge entrance protesting against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Protesters react as police make arrests after protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner attempted to block traffic at the intersection of 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue near Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge during a protest against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in New York. A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge during a protest against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in New York. A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
December 4 2014 Staten Island New York. The Protesting continues in Tompkinsville after the grand jury verdict on December 3 2014 in the Eric Garner Case. John Marote / MediaPunch/IPX
December 4 2014 Staten Island New York. The Protesting continues in Tompkinsville after the grand jury verdict on December 3 2014 in the Eric Garner Case. John Marote / MediaPunch/IPX
December 4 2014 Staten Island New York. The Protesting continues in Tompkinsville after the grand jury verdict on December 3 2014 in the Eric Garner Case. John Marote / MediaPunch/IPX
December 4 2014 Staten Island New York. The Protesting continues in Tompkinsville after the grand jury verdict on December 3 2014 in the Eric Garner Case. John Marote / MediaPunch/IPX
December 4 2014 Staten Island New York. The Protesting continues in Tompkinsville after the grand jury verdict on December 3 2014 in the Eric Garner Case. John Marote / MediaPunch/IPX
December 4 2014 Staten Island New York. The Protesting continues in Tompkinsville after the grand jury verdict on December 3 2014 in the Eric Garner Case. John Marote / MediaPunch/IPX
December 4 2014 Staten Island New York. The Protesting continues in Tompkinsville after the grand jury verdict on December 3 2014 in the Eric Garner Case. John Marote / MediaPunch/IPX
December 4 2014 Staten Island New York. The Protesting continues in Tompkinsville after the grand jury verdict on December 3 2014 in the Eric Garner Case. John Marote / MediaPunch/IPX
December 4 2014 Staten Island New York. The Protesting continues in Tompkinsville after the grand jury verdict on December 3 2014 in the Eric Garner Case. John Marote / MediaPunch/IPX
December 4 2014 Staten Island New York. The Protesting continues in Tompkinsville after the grand jury verdict on December 3 2014 in the Eric Garner Case. John Marote / MediaPunch/IPX
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

The group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis had more than 3,000 people confirm on Facebook that they would attend. Official crowd estimates weren't immediately available, but pictures posted to social media by local news organizations showed the rotunda was full. Organizer Mica Grimm estimated about 3,000 people participated.

The rally is part of protests happening nationwide after officers weren't charged in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.

During the rally, protesters shouted "While you're on your shopping spree, black people cannot breathe" - a reference to the chokehold police placed on Eric Garner, who died in New York. As they were dispersing, they walked down the hall with their arms raised, shouting "Hands up, don't shoot!" That saying has been used in Ferguson, Missouri, in protests against the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and in demonstrations elsewhere.

Bloomington police said 25 people were arrested, mainly for reasons such as trespassing. Commander Mark Stehlik said he was not aware of any injuries or property damage.

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Protesters line up on the University Avenue overpass as California Highway Patrol Officers block Highway 80 during a protest in response to police killings in Missouri and New York in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Protesters block an Amtrak train in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking an interstate highway and stopping a train as activists rallied against grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Protesters block an Amtrak train in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking an interstate highway and stopping a train as activists rallied against grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Protesters lock arms as they block traffic on Highway 80 in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. in response to police killings in Missouri and New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A protesters raises his arms as California Highway Patrol Officers stand in front of him as protesters block traffic on Highway 80 in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. in response to police killings in Missouri and New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Protesters block an Amtrak passenger train in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Hundreds of people marched through downtown Berkeley Monday in reaction to the grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Protesters rallying against police violence block Interstate 80 in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Hundreds of people marched through downtown Berkeley Monday in reaction to the grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Protesters block traffic on Highway 80 during a protest in response to police killings in Missouri and New York in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Hundreds of people marched through downtown Berkeley Monday in reaction to the grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Protesters and police officers face off on a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80 shortly after protesters shut down traffic in both directions in response to police killings in Missouri and New York in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Hundreds of people marched through downtown Berkeley Monday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Proteters block interstate 80 during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. protesters have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: A police helicopter shines a light on protestors as they march over an overpass during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protesters have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: A California Highway Patrol officer confronts protesters who were blocking interstate 80 during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. protesters have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Protesters flash the peace sign in front of a line of California Highway Patrol officers during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protesters have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: A protester stands in front of a line of California Highway Patrol officers during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protesters have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Protesters flash the peace sign in front of a line of California Highway Patrol officers during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protesters have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: A protestor stands in front of a line of Berkeley police officers during a demonstration on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protestors have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Berkeley police officers in riot gear line up in front of protetors during a demonstration on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protestors have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Protestors stand with their hands up during a demonstration on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protestors have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Berkeley police officers in riot gear line up in front of protetors during a demonstration on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protestors have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: A holds a mirror in front of a line of Berkeley police officers during a demonstration on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protestors have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Protestors hold signs during a demonstration on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protestors have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: A protestor holds a sign during a demonstration on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protestors have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Protestors march through a UC Berkeley dormatory during a demonstration on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protestors have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 7: A police officer clashes with a protester during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

A protester stands in front of a police line during the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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A police officer prepares to confront a protester during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Demonstrators react as they were being push by by the police on Telegraph Ave during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. 

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A woman cries with her hands raised after she fell in a scuffle with the police on Telegraph Ave during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Protesters stand raise their hands in front of a police line during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A police officer clashes with a protester during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A woman is being tended to after she fell in a scuffle with the police on Telegraph Ave during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. 

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

An emptied smoke grenade canister is seen on the sidewalk during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. 

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A police officer with a broken visor stands in a line on Telegraph Ave during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. 

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A police officer is seen through a cloud of teargas and smoke during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A man attempts to pick up his bicycle amidst a cloud of teargas during the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. 

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A photographer takes a photograph of a police line on Telegraph Ave on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Demonstrators retreat after the police deploy gear gas during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. 

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A demonstrator throws backs a teargas canister toward the police line during the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A protester gestures toward the police line during the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A police officer deploys his gas mask during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. 

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Two police officers in riot gear walk through a cloud of tear gas during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 7, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. 

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A demonstrator raises a sign on his skateboard after being surrounded by the police on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A police officer raises a shotgun toward the crowd during the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Police officers clash with a protester on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A man is being detained on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A demonstrator vandalizes a police car during the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Police officers clash with a protester on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A masked demonstrator uses his phone after being surrounded by the police on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A police officer stands next to a vandalized police van during the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A demonstrator chants against a line of police officers on Telegraph and Bancroft ave on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Police officers form a line on Telegraph Ave on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A masked demonstrator raises a donut toward a police line on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Police officers form a line on Telegraph Ave during the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Police officers board an armored vehicle on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. 

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Police officers in gas mask form a line in front of Bank of America on Telegraph Ave during the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

Police officers form a line along University Ave on the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

A demonstrator reacts to teargas released by the police during the fourth night of demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 6, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A Staten Island, New York grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lam, Getty Images

BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: A Vacaville, California police officer (L) stands with an automatic weapon and full riot gear as he monitors a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protestors have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Berkeley police officers take a protestor into custody during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. Protestors have taken to the streets of Berkeley for a third straight night after a Staten Island, New York grand jury declined last Wednesday to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Mall representatives had warned protesters in advance that they could be removed, arrested and banned. The mall's management issued a statement Saturday saying it was "extremely disappointed" that protest organizers ignored the policy banning political protests.

"It's clear from their actions that these political activists were more concerned about making a political statement and creating a media event than they were about the safety of others, who came to Mall of America for an afternoon of shopping and family entertainment," the statement said.

About 30 minutes after the planned protest began, a final warning to disperse was given, and police in riot gear began clearing the rotunda, the Star Tribune reported. A large group of protesters began leaving the mall, but others migrated to a shopping area and occupied two levels. A small "die-in" was staged in front of several stores.

About an hour later, organizers sent out a group text message advising those who were still inside to exit. Live video from KSTP-TV showed police in riot gear marching through the mall's skyway, ushering protesters outside.

The Mall of America had increased security, and certain parts of the mall were closed for some time. Signs were posted at some entrances advising shoppers that the east side of the mall was on lockdown. The mall's statement said the east side was shut down for the safety of shoppers and retailers while police were clearing the mall. All stores had reopened by Saturday evening.

"While we respect the rights of free speech and peaceful assembly, those rights do not trump our right as private property owners to prohibit that behavior on our property," the mall said Saturday.

Grimm told the AP that organizers believed the protest was a success.

"Our goal is to bring more attention to these issues - and what just happened, nobody can ignore," she said.

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