Police are monitoring 100 people protesting outside the Bullring in Birmingham.
People started gathering at around 3.00pm today, police say the motive for the protest is not yet known.
No crimes have been reported though police say say some shops and businesses have closed.
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Scattered showers will continue through the evening perhaps heavy in the north, but it should become mostly dry across the region overnight.
Winds will ease through this evening with any showers, which may still be heavy at times, soon clearing to leave a dry night.
A woman from Walsall who admitted stabbing her former lover after a drunken argument, has today been jailed for 13 years and 4 months.