• Activists hold more peaceful second rally over US shooting verdict

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    MINNEAPOLIS: Minnesota 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. Demonstrators held a smaller, more reflective rally and march Saturday evening “against injustice and to raise awareness that we will not stand for laws and policies that allow police to kill with impunity,” organizers wrote on the event’s Facebook page.

    AFP

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