For the second time in a week, Mayfair mall in Wauwatosa has been the site of demonstrations, according to various news reports and postings on social media.
A group of people marched against traffic Tuesday evening along Mayfair Road, before they eventually entered Macy's at the mall, WISN-TV reported.
Another protest was planned for Red Arrow Park Tuesday at 5 p.m., according to a Twitter post by the Coalition for Justice, an organization formed following the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton by a Milwaukee police offer in April 2014 at the park.
Public Information Officer for the Wauwatosa Police Department Brian Zalewski called the protest 'peaceful' and said approximately 20 demonstrators walked through the mall three seperate times, leaving to protest through traffic along Mayfair Road and near Burleigh Street. Some stores inside the mall closed their doors and gates although the mall itself never closed.
The protesters belonged to the group 'Blackout United,' Zalewski said. He added the protest was planned and police were aware of it prior.
The entire demonstration lasted more than two hours and ended around 7 p.m.
Tuesday's demonstration marked the second time in less than a week that protests were held at the mall, 2500 N. Mayfair Road. Approximately 150 people gathered at the Wauwatosa Police Department, 1700 N. 116th St., July 8 to protest the killing of Jay Anderson by a police officer June 23 at Madison Park before they walked to the intersection of Mayfair Road and North Avenue. The group eventually made its way into the mall.
Many stores at the mall locked their doors and closed gates as protesters roamed the hallways and used the escalators to travel between floors last week. At one point, protesters gathered near the entrance to Boston Store as law enforcement looked on until the crowd eventually left the mall. The encounter at the mall was not violent.
This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.