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One year later, celebrating Philando Castile with a candlelight vigil, lantern release

Philando Castile was killed one year ago – July 6, 2016.
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On the night of July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was pulled over by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez in Falcon Heights.

Thirty-eight seconds after the two first spoke to each other, the officer pointed his service weapon into Castile's vehicle and pulled the trigger seven times. Thousands of mourners protested in the days after.

Yanez would be cleared of any criminal wrongdoing afters jurors, for days, wrestled with a difficult question. Did Officer Yanez see Castile's gun? Did Yanez act negligently and recklessly?

More demonstrations followed the verdict of not guilty.

The one-year anniversary of Castile's death will be marked by a celebration of his life.

The Philando Castile Relief Foundation is "[inviting] the community out for a day of love, life, healing, food, music ," and more. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at Gibbs Farm: Pathways to Dakota & Pioneer Life, but there is a max capacity of 250 people.

Afterward there will be a candlelight vigil. It starts at 9:15 p.m. at the peace garden at Larpentuer & Fry, the intersection near which Castile died. Everyone is welcome, whether part of the Gibbs Farm gathering or not.

At the same spot the next day, the group will host a unity and peace lantern release.

There will be music from Todd Finney and others, guest speakers, plus hot dogs and burgers – you can also bring food to share, and lawn chairs to sit.

Lanterns will be $3 apiece, or $10 for a special message. All of the proceeds will go to the Philando Castile Relief Foundation, which was set up to "help other victims of gun violence and add some relief as you grieve."

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