#BlackLivesMatter: Mall of America Proving ‘How Far Corporations Will Go To Silence ... Free Speech’

‘I think it just blatantly showed, you know, how far corporations will go to try to silence, you know, free speech and peaceful protesters’

COSTELLO: "OK. So this time around, even though the court has barred you from protesting again at the Mall of America, you're going to go?"
MCDOWELL: "So myself physically, we're not putting that out publicly whether the three of us who have been barred, myself, Miski, and Candice, if we're going to go, but we're just making it known that this was a terrible, you know, failure by the Mall of America to try to control free speech and try to dictate, you know, how we can exercise our First Amendment rights. So we're looking at this as a win because we can't physically be there, but, you know, Black Lives Matter is still going to show up at the mall."
COSTELLO: "So did this whole court procedure stir up even more interest among protesters?" 
MCDOWELL: "I believe it did. Because I think it just blatantly showed, you know, how far corporations will go to try to silence, you know, free speech and peaceful protesters. So I think ultimately it just got folks more riled up and built more support for Black Lives Matter."

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