Chanting Castile’s name, the crowd outside governor Mark Dayton’s residence represents only a small sliver of the indignation the shooting has caused in the broader community, after the horrific video of the shooting’s aftermath went viral.
whole crowd chants his name outside of the governor’s mansion #PhilandoCastile pic.twitter.com/LFq9qj1ZKJ
— |||| || ||| | |||| | (@micamaryjane) July 7, 2016
Chants of “no justice, no peace, prosecute the police” have also rung out from the crowd.
Outside governors mansion protesting police murder of #PhilandoCastile live now https://t.co/5lbXc9jAAt pic.twitter.com/9bYqCMyda2
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) July 7, 2016
Others spread police tape over the entrance to the mansion, while more surrounded the “official” police tape at the scene in Falcon Heights.
Police tape from the murder of #PhilandoCastile now covers the entrance to the Governor’s mansion. pic.twitter.com/FlK1H5USSg
— Black Lives MPLS (@BlackLivesMpls) July 7, 2016
This is the power of social media. 200 people are here at the scene of the shooting. It’s been a peaceful gathering pic.twitter.com/qcCWLb3HuU
— Melissa Colorado (@melissacolorado) July 7, 2016
Castile’s death comes less than a day after the police shooting death of Louisiana man Alton Sterling; in that footage, police appeared to shoot Sterling while he was already pinned to the ground.
We’ll update this story as it develops.
Photo: Samuel King / Twitter.