Arden Fair Mall closes, citing 'high potential' for protests

This story originally appeared on KCRA.

Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento will be closed Sunday, the mall announced on its website and Facebook page.

“Per the recommendation of Sacramento city officials and viable information regarding a concentrated effort by protesters to gather in unsafe numbers, Arden Fair has elected to remain closed today. Arden Fair remains committed to providing the entire Sacramento community a safe and entertaining environment,” spokesman Nathan Spradlin said in a statement to KCRA.

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A group of demonstrators arrived Saturday night for a sit-in following the Sacramento County district attorney’s findings in the Stephon Clark police shooting. The district attorney will not pursue charges against the two officers who shot and killed Clark.

The small group of demonstrators were at the mall overnight.

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“Arden Fair respected the desires of these individuals, but due to the high potential for unsafe numbers to gather today, we have closed the center to groups of any size,” Spradlin said.

A small group has gathered Sunday morning outside the mall for a peaceful demonstration.

No other details have been released.

This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/sacramento-protests-stephon-clark-closures-13659508.php.

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