By Associated Press - Monday, April 27, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The owner of a Mississippi convenience store has been arrested as protesters surrounded it, calling for the business’ closure.

WLBT-TV ( ) reports 43-year-old Desmond Brown was charged Sunday with destruction of city property, failure to obey and littering and obstructing traffic.

Members of Respect Our Black Dollars held a protest for the closure of the business Sunday afternoon. The group recently petitioned the Jackson City Council to shut down the business citing past raids uncovering opium and stolen goods.

Brown was also charged with possession of Spice.

Brown is being held at the Hinds County Detention Center. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.


Information from: WLBT-TV,

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