MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of teachers, school workers and members of Black Lives Matter took to the streets of downtown Minneapolis Tuesday to protest the shooting death of Philando Castile.
He was killed by a St Anthony Police officer during a traffic stop two weeks ago.READ MORE: ‘Incredibly Humbled And Excited’: Cheryl Reeve Named US Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Castile, 32, worked for St. Paul Public Schools since he was 19. He had a supervising role in the lunch room at J.J. Hill Montessori School for the last two years.READ MORE: Kim Potter Trial, Dec. 8 Live Updates: Opening Statements Begin
Educators with the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers, as well as community members, joined in the march. They say they are upset over Castile’s death and the violence in their community.
The protest started at the Minneapolis Convention Center, where a national teacher conference was taking place.MORE NEWS: Holiday Recipes For Your Parties
Several of the protesters were arrested for blocking an intersection.