Demonstrators Block Pride Parade In Protest Of Philando Castile Verdict

The Huffington Post

Black Lives Matter demonstrators held up the annual Pride Parade in Minneapolis on Sunday as part of protests over the verdict that found a policeman not guilty in the shooting death of Philando Castile last year.

The protesters stood at the start of the parade route holding signs and banners reading “Justice for Philando Castile” and “No KKKops at Pride!” They claimed that the Pride event was perpetuating “white supremacy” and “ignoring the trauma” caused by the verdict earlier this month in the Castile case.

A list of demands shouted by protest organizers on bullhorns included that Pride parade organizers “combat state violence” by eliminating law officers at all of the group’s events, according to a livestream by WCCO-TV.

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