NAACP Planning Mall Protest
Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder said people will protest on the sidewalks that encircle Highland Mall April 11th.
“We’re going to basically tell people not to come there and shop. What happened last weekend was an embarrassment to the city nationally. We’re really trying to encourage people to go elsewhere until that facility decides to treat African-Americans with respect and with dignity,” said Linder.
Highland Mall closed its doors early April 4th citing security concerns.
In 2007, Highland Mall closed during relay weekend when, it says, a near riot broke out.