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Countryside mall closes Wednesday amid protests, police to monitor shopping areas

CLEARWATER — The Westfield Countryside Mall is closed through Wednesday “for the welfare of our customers, employees and retail partners,” according to a statement on its website.



a basketball in a parking lot: The Westfield Countryside mall shown here on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Countryside. Westfield is closed through Wednesday as protests to police killings of unarmed black Americans continue throughout the U.S. Clearwater police are aware of "unsubstantiated threats" of looting of malls in the area.


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The Westfield Countryside mall shown here on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Countryside. Westfield is closed through Wednesday as protests to police killings of unarmed black Americans continue throughout the U.S. Clearwater police are aware of “unsubstantiated threats” of looting of malls in the area.

The closure comes amid nationwide unrest in response to the May 25 killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died

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