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Protesters arrested following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Posted: 4:37 PM, Jul 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-08 00:35:22Z

After two African-American men were killed on camera by police in as many days, protests flared up across the country.

Several people were arrested Thursday evening near Times Square in New York City as protesters closed major intersections around the city. 

Protesters gathered outside of the Minnesota governor’s residence on Wednesday evening, hours after Philando Castile was killed by police during a traffic stop in nearby Falcon Heights. As of Thursday evening, the crowd continued to swell with chanting demonstrators.

 

 

 

 

Banners were hung on the residence’s gate reading “Justice for Philando.” Protesters have called for police reform and the cancelation of the Super Bowl scheduled to be played in Minneapolis in 2018.

 

 

 

 

Protests have gripped Baton Rouge, Louisiana since late Tuesday evening when Alton Sterling was shot and killed in a scuffle with police. A memorial was set up near the convenience store where Sterling was shot as early as Wednesday morning, as men and women took to the streets to manifest their pain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters crowded Union Station in New York City on Thursday afternoon and began marching up Manhattan’s iconic Fifth Avenue up to Times Square.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrators took to the streets in Chicago, blocking a busy expressway in protest of the killings of black men and women by police.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protesters also took to DuPont Circle in Washington, DC around noon on Thursday in support of both Castile and Sterling.