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Mayfair Mall closes as a safety precaution following protests

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Posted at 2:10 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 17:05:06-04

WAUWATOSA — Mayfair Mall closed their doors Saturday as a safety precaution for shoppers.

Lindsey Kahn, spokesperson for Mayfair Mall, said they closed as a safety precaution for the entire shopping community.

The closure comes after police arrested around 50 people in connection to the protests.

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According to Milwaukee police, the protests began as peaceful and turned violent around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Milwaukee police said that people used the protesting opportunity to damage property, destroy businesses and more.

The department is working to identify additional suspects.

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One police officer was shot, however, he sustained non life-threatening injuries. The police department is asking that if you choose to protest, you do it peacefully.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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