Protests breakout in response to #PhilandoCastile and #AltonSterling Live updates

People rally in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 to protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile © Laura Buckman
Thousand of protesters are marching across US cities to protest police brutality under the Black Lives Matter slogan following this week's deadly shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. In Dallas, a number of police officers were shot during a rally, according to reports.

  • 08 July 2016

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    The police officer who killed Philando Castile probably wouldn't have fired if Castile hadn’t been black, Minnesota's Governor Mark Dayton said.

    "Would this have happened if those passengers would have been white? I don't think it would have," Dayton told the crowd who gathered outside his residence.

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    Eleven officers have been shot by two snipers, leaving four officers dead and two in surgery, according to the Dallas police chief.

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    In Seattle's Black Lives Matter march, social media users report that police used “blast balls” against the crowd after hundreds of people gathered downtown.

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    Protesters in Oakland, California have shut down both directions of Interstate 880, marching in solidarity with nationwide protests against apparent police brutality.