Killeen Mall closed its doors early today.

According to KWTX, the Killeen Mall closed its doors around 11 a.m. after learning that protestors were planning to come to the area.

Yesterday, Killeen residents joined in the effort of combating racism by participating in a peaceful protest, but many are worried that today things could take a turn. People are protesting the unjust treatment that POC receives from those who are in a position to protect and serve all around the world.

By now I'm sure you've seen that certain areas have been hit with looting. People have been caught on camera, destroying property and stealing from businesses.

In a post on Facebook, the Killeen Mall said, "Killeen Mall is closing early today to ensure the safety of our guests and employees. While our doors are closed, our hearts remain open. We appreciate your understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon."

There hasn't been an update on how long the mall will remain closed, but officers were patrolling the area of the mall early this afternoon.

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