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Protesters furious over plan to move Southridge bus stop
GREENDALE - It was an emotional protest at Southridge Mall over a plan to move a busy bus stop.
About 75 people chanted and held signs calling for a boycott of the mall. Many of them were elderly and disabled.
They're upset with Simon Property Group's plans to move a Milwaukee County bus stop to the outer edge of the mall's property.
Mall management wouldn't do an on-camera interview, but said in a statement the move would improve pedestrian safety.
Protesters dispute those claims.
"I moved to this area because I would be close to Southridge, so now my independence is going to be restricted by their decision." said Marjorie Shadd.
The 71-year-old said the increased distance to walk, through a busy parking lot was not only dangerous, but difficult for the elderly and disabled.
Milwaukee County Supervisors have asked the county's lawyers to explore if Southridge can legally move a bus stop.
The changes are expected to take effect, November 1st.