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Few Hundred Gather at St. Paul Rally for Castile

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Friday, 16 Jun 2017 08:56 PM

A few hundred people have gathered at Minnesota's state Capitol to protest the acquittal of a police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist.

Officer Jeronimo (yeh-RON'-ih-moh) Yanez was cleared Friday in last July's death of Philando Castile. Yanez shot Castile during a July 6 traffic stop seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun. The officer testified that Castile was ignoring his commands not to pull out the gun and he feared for his life.

The crowd in St. Paul is diverse and includes some people with children. Some are carrying signs that read "Unite for Philando" and "Black Lives Matter."

They're chanting "No justice, no peace, prosecute the police."

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A few hundred people have gathered at Minnesota's state Capitol to protest the acquittal of a police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist.
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