Skip to main content

Activists protesting Philando Castile shooting shut down two liquor stores

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Protestors demanding justice in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile shut down two liquor stores in St. Anthony on Saturday.

https://www.facebook.com/WamSwagner/posts/10206709733003448

https://twitter.com/SamuelKingNews/status/759505827791331328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/RazorOCCUPYMN/status/759542732540870656

It was a St. Anthony police officer who shot Castile in Falcon Heights on July 6. His girlfriend posted the aftermath of the shooting to Facebook Live, which garnered international attention as the Black Lives Matter movement has been protesting other police shootings of black men.

Demonstrators selected to shut down these two St. Anthony stores on Saturday because they say the stores' profits go toward the St. Anthony Police Department, reported KMSP.

WCCO said about 70-80 protestors marched from the St. Anthony City Hall to the liquor stores.

The Star Tribune estimates that there were about 65 demonstrators present, chanting "From Emmett Till to Phil Castile, no justice, no peace!"

However, KSTP described the overall protest as calm and peaceful.

The stores did close down early, which protestors declared a victory via Facebook:

The Twin Cities General Defense Community was one of the protest organizers. Here is a flyer they put out ahead of the protest:

https://www.facebook.com/TC.GDC/photos/gm.1115206395168327/1198460863521563/?type=3&theater

More Castile protests

Earlier this month, Black Lives Matter Saint Paul planned a similar demonstration for Castile at the Rosedale Mall in Roseville. The group ended up canceling the protest once stores closed early in anticipation of the demonstrators. Just like in St. Anthony on Saturday, protestors felt that their economic impact had been achieved. Read more about that protest here. 

Another protest was held for Castile on Friday night at J.J. Hill Montessori School in Saint Paul, where he was well known and loved by students.

https://www.facebook.com/TCC4J/photos/a.209450659405998.1073741830.174754566208941/296846173999779/?type=3&theater

Dozens of protestors have been arrested at the governor's mansion on Summit Avenue in Saint Paul in recent weeks. Read more here.

Next Up

Governor Tim Walz

New framework announced by MN lawmakers to spend state's surplus

The framework deal includes spending on education, health care, human services and public safety, as well as tax cuts.

Harriet Island flooding, St. Paul

St. Paul to close road in anticipation of Mississippi River flooding

River levels are expected to rise through the week.

Michael Davis

Former Mormon church leader convicted of sexually assaulting boy, 13

It emerged that the church leader was a registered sex offender.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Lost 1-year-old reunited with parents in Brooklyn Park

The girl was found by a concerned citizen around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Screen Shot 2020-12-27 at 8.33.49 AM

For 2nd time, Minnesota farm devastated by deadly fire

Around 1,000 goats and a litter of puppies were killed when a barn caught fire on Friday.

ambulance

Fleeing suspect crashes, killing innocent driver in Brooklyn Park

The suspect fled police in Osseo and was going south on County Road 81.

1497 S Ferry St, Anoka, MN 55303, United States - August 2021

Body found tangled with debris in the Mississippi River

The individual's name has not yet been released.

Northtown Mall Carnival

Around 100 kids run from carnival fight into Northtown Mall

Police say a large fight was happening on the ferris wheel before kids fled into the mall.

Screen Shot 2021-05-27 at 9.29.03 AM

Former state senator Scott Jensen endorsed by GOP for governor

Jensen beat to multiple other hopefuls for the endorsement at Saturday's convention.

storm

NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN

Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.

MissingMankatoWomanSideBySide

Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found

A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.

Related