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Activists hold more peaceful second rally over US shooting verdict

10:32 EDT 18 Jun 2017 | Yahoo News

Activists hold more peaceful second rally over US shooting verdictMinnesota activists held a second rally against police violence Saturday following 18 arrests during a night of protests after a policeman was acquitted over the shooting of a black motorist. Angry protestors had blocked a major highway in the state capital of St. Paul early Saturday after Friday's acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez, 29, of all charges he faced in the shooting death of 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop. About 200 people turned out for that demonstration in Minneapolis -- the state's largest city that borders St. Paul -- according to the Star Tribune newspaper.


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