- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - 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 (http://bit.ly/1A5CSTr ) 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.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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