Second day of Philando Castile protests continue in downtown Minneapolis

About 150 people met in Loring Park and marched throughout downtown Minneapolis.


Cassidy Kieck

Marchers protesting the Philando Castile verdict sit at Warehouse District light rail station in Minneapolis Saturday night.

Cassidy Kieck

A gathering and march ensued in downtown Minneapolis Saturday in response to the not guilty verdict for the St. Anthony police officer who fatally shot Philando Castille.

About 150 people met on the rainy day and marched throughout downtown, at times stopping light rail trains and slowing traffic, to call for an end to police violence. The march came just a day after protesters shutdown Interstate 94 in response to the verdict.

The march stopped in front of the Minneapolis Police Department where mayoral candidate Nekima Levy-Pounds, who helped organize the march, critiqued police officers.

“You call yourself a good cop, but you see one of your colleagues beating somebody,” she said. “Report them. That’s what a good cop does.”

The demonstration, Solidarity March Against Police Violence and White Silence, began and ended in Loring Park. It saw a substantial drop in attendance from the previous day’s events, where an estimated 2,000 protesters marched at its peak.