200+ people turn up at #PhilandoCastile killing spot, Minnesota governor reportedly evacuated
Tears and powerless outrage are taking over in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, after yet another police shooting of an African-American. The Minnesota governor was evacuated from his mansion as the crowd outside grew, according to reports online.
Some 200+ people first gathered near the place where Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer. The gathering was said to be peaceful.
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
People are now standing on Larpenteur Ave. They're trying to block the tow truck that has the car pic.twitter.com/nyQRJdymox— Melissa Colorado (@melissacolorado) July 7, 2016
As it grew in number, the crowd moved to the Minnesota Governor’s mansion in St. Paul, shouting and honking their car horns. Reports indicate the governor, Mark Dayton, has been evacuated by police.
"No justice, no sleep,'' they chanted at the mansion's gate. "Mark Dayton, do you care?''
Philando Castile was fatally shot as his girlfriend was filming the incident. Her 4-year-old daughter was in the back seat. The couple were pulled over for a broken tail light. Castile succumbed to his wounds at a hospital shortly after.
looks like the governor of MN Mark Dayton just got "evacuated" by his police force out his mansion cuz ppl are outside demanding answers 😳😠— MIKE MICTLAN (@MIKEMICTLAN) July 7, 2016
St. Paul Police starting to block roads surrounding Governor's Mansion. No interactions with crowd—police keeping distance #PhilandoCastile— Tony Webster (@webster) July 7, 2016