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Aftermath of Police Shooting in Minnesota Livestreamed on Facebook, Sparks Protests

By Staff

 

castileDiamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, a 31-year old black man who was shot and killed by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota Wednesday, livestreamed the incident on Facebook, which has once again caused national controversy over police-involved killings.

The incident came one day after a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana had been shot and killed by police in another officer-involved shooting.

Reynolds broadcast the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook, stating that, although Castile had been carrying a legal weapon, he had been shot by an officer as he reached for his driver’s license.

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