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WATCH: Philando Castile Facebook Live Shooting Video

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Shocking video live streamed on Facebook shows Philando Castile being shot by a cop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. His girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, live streamed the entire incident on Facebook.¬†She claims the cop, who she describes as a “Chinese police officer” from the St. Anthony Police Department in Falcon Heights, asked Castile, a cafeteria supervisor at a school in St Paul, to show his license. He then shot him four times while he reached for it. All of this while her young daughter is in the back seat. The police officer, who has yet to be identified, has been placed on paid leave. Police has confirmed Castile died in the hospital.

In the subsequent hours, a group of about 200 protesters showed up outside Governor Mark Dayton’s residence in Saint Paul at around 3AM, ¬†demanding that he ‘wake up’ and address the situation. They shouted ‘no justice, no peace’ and video shows them chanting Castile’s name over and over in a moving show of unity. The governor was evacuated from his home without speaking to the crowd.

Warning: the below footage is graphic.

 

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