The Wheaton Mall #BlackLivesStillMatter die-in on New Year’s Day was a great success, with about a hundred people taking part. Mall-goers welcomed and some even joined the demonstration. Here are a few photos, courtesy of Martine Zee.
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News coverage was largely favorable. One person was arrested after splitting away from the planned protest with a small group; we hope to learn more about what the outcome was. Selected news coverage: ‘Die-in’ at Wheaton mall puts spotlight on racism (WTOP); Group stages die-in at Wheaton Plaza (WUSA); Peaceful New Year’s Day protest at Wheaton mall ends with an arrest (WJLA); Die-In Staged At Wheaton Plaza (AM1260 The Answer); Scene at #BlackLivesMatter protest die-in, Wheaton mall, MD Ferguson Liveuamap.com.