A group of Memphians has organized a Love Mob to counteract this past weekend's beating of three people by a mob of teenagers in the Poplar Plaza Kroger parking lot. The Love Mob is scheduled for this afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Love Mob is intended as "a peaceful demonstration of love for our city, its businesses, and our fellow citizens," according to the event's Facebook page.
Because legal demonstrations are only allowed on public property, the group will not gather in the Kroger lot but rather nearby at the Highland and Poplar intersection. The group is using the hashtag #lovemobmem.