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Demonstrators Gather at Loring Park for 'Day 2' of Protests

19 June 2017

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter Friday.

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The officer testified Castile ignored his commands not to pull out the gun and he feared for his life.

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Castile's death garnered widespread attention after his girlfriend broadcast the shooting's aftermath on Facebook live. The officer shot Castile five times after Castile said he was carrying a gun.

The protesters marched through St. Anthony on Sunday to remember Philando Castile and demonstrate against the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez.

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Eighteen people were arrested after peaceful protests erupted in St Paul following the verdict. She disagreed with the jury's verdict and believes there's no way to explain his death except for racism.

'I'm mad as hell right now.

"As I'm standing here in this parking lot holding this sign that says Minnesota shame".

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Demonstrators Gather at Loring Park for 'Day 2' of Protests