HAVERHILL — Residents plan to picket Saturday in opposition to a lawsuit filed by several business owners over a marijuana sales shop proposed for downtown.

A group of residents plans to picket at 11 a.m. outside Mark's Deli in Railroad Square in response to the lawsuit. The suit is designed to keep a pot shop from opening at the former Sons of Italy Hall on Washington Street.

The deli owner and two other local businessmen filed the lawsuit against the city's decision to create zoning allowing the pot shop downtown.

The former Sons of Italy Hall is near the deli.

Coverage of the picketing will appear in the print edition of the Sunday Eagle-Tribune and online at eagletribune.com.