Valley View Mall, Walmart closed Tuesday due to potential protests

Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 11:09 AM EDT
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Valley View Mall is closed Tuesday, June 2, due to potential protests surrounding the death of

The public information officer for the Roanoke Police Department told WDBJ7 they "received information that there could be potential civil unrest in the Valley View area."

This is not specific to the mall, but to the whole area. RPD says they are notifying business owners as a courtesy, but it's up to individual businesses on how they wish to proceed.

The Valley View Walmart closed for the day at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A spokesperson with CBL Properties said the decision to close the mall was made after they received information about the potential protests.

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