TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Local law enforcement is monitoring a protest at Topeka’s West Ridge Plaza located at 21st and Wanamaker.
One of the protesters urged others to keep the protest peaceful and to be safe.
A couple Topeka Police officers were on scene to talk with the protesters and monitor the situation.
Social media posts started to appear Tuesday afternoon about the protest, which is expected to begin at 8 p.m.
Several businesses in the area closed early for the night. Employees at Target lined up several shopping carts against the front doors.
Cars started filling up the parking lot around 8 p.m.
KSNT News will have a crew in the area and will provide updates throughout the night.