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Aventura Mall, Sawgrass Mills Close After Weekend of Protests in South Florida


Major South Florida malls were closing their doors Monday out of precaution following a weekend of demonstrations and unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Officials at Aventura Mall said they closed at 2 p.m. Monday as a precautionary measure. The mall and surrounding area remain secure, officials said.

It will reopen Tuesday at its normal hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunrise Police later confirmed that Sawgrass Mills Mall closed at 4 p.m. Monday. A stretch of Northwest 136th Avenue near the mall and the BB&T Center was also closed off.

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