Vigil Planned For Castile & Others Shot By Police On Larpenteur Ave. Monday

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — People are planning on gathering near the Minnesota State Fair Monday afternoon for a memorial to honor a man shot and killed by police.

The vigil is for Philando Castile — and others shot by police — and starts at 5 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. It’s being held at what’s known as “Philando’s Peace Garden” on Larpenteur Avenue., just north of the State Fairgrounds, where members of the community have left signs, artwork and flowers.

It’s at the spot where St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Castile during a traffic stop July 6. His girlfriend live-streamed the aftermath on Facebook. Castile had a permit to carry a firearm, and was armed at the time. His girlfriend said he was reaching for his wallet, not his gun, when he was shot.

The live Facebook video went viral, sparking weeks of protest.

Organizers of the vigil say they want State Fair-goers to remember the violence that occurred at the site as they leave the fairgrounds Monday evening. They’re encouraging people to express their grief and outrage, and to honor the memory of other Minnesotans killed by police in the last year. That would include Jamar Clark of Minneapolis and 20 others around the state.

The BCA is still investigating the shooting while the officer is on paid leave.

Castile was a longtime cafeteria worker and supervisor at St. Paul Public Schools.

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  1. Dan Mack says:

    CCzero and the north Minneapolis urban league branch of the blm terrorists reminds you to make up your “Death to the Pigs” banners in advance to aid the scheduled road blockages.

  2. leftofright says:

    the hypocrisy of these people is incredible. Why are they not protesting the 96+ % of people that are killed by other black people? Why are they not protesting the 2 X as many white people killed by police each year? Could they be RACIST? Why is it that they will be the first to call the police if there is a gang shoot out going on, but if their cousin is selling drugs for a gang, no phone call? They want to be above the law, only when it suits them…

  3. Wanye Kest says:

    And if you were shot by some random thugger, you’re on your own. Knowwhatimsayin?

  4. Jenny says:

    Who cares about blacks? Seriously. Why don’t they just F off and die. Biggest drama queens and mentally ill group on the planet

  5. Kally Waters says:

    BLM is such a JOKE now days and no one takes them seriously. Every time they protest it is like they are saying “LOOK AT US” “WE MAKE NO LOGICAL SENSE!” “SEE HOW STUPID WE ARE” “WE ARE PAWNS OF the DFL”. “WE ARE FOOLS!”. blagh blagh blagh.

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