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Photos Show St. Paul's Passionate Response To Philando Castile Shooting

Members of the community have gathered to protest the police shooting of the 32-year-old.

A call for peace... #PhilandoCastile

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A traffic stop Wednesday in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights, Minnesota, left another black man shot and killed by police. The news of 32-year-old Philando Castile’s death sparked outrage around a nation already reeling from a string of high-profile deaths of black men at the hands of police officers, the most recent less than 48 hours earlier in Louisiana.

As a Facebook Live broadcast of the horrific aftermath captured by Castile’s girlfriend circulated on social media, protests erupted in St. Paul. Early Thursday morning, angry crowds began gathering at the scene of the shooting and in front of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s (D) mansion to protest the shooting, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Dayton said Thursday that he has asked federal authorities to launch an investigation into Castile’s death. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has already begun an investigation of the shooting, Dayton added.

This is the second police-involved shooting death of a black man to gain national attention in as many days. The early Tuesday morning fatal shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling by police in Louisiana prompted a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.

See photos from St. Paul below:

Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, talks about his shooting death with protesters and media outside the go
Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, talks about his shooting death with protesters and media outside the governor's residence on July 7, 2016, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Signs outside the Governor's Mansion.
Signs outside the Governor's Mansion.

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Pastor Brian Heron leads a prayer for Philando Castile outside Governor's Mansion.
Pastor Brian Heron leads a prayer for Philando Castile outside Governor's Mansion.
Two people embrace during a demonstration for Philando outside the Governor's Mansion.
Two people embrace during a demonstration for Philando outside the Governor's Mansion.

strangers comforting strangers. #philandocastile #stpaul #blacklivesmatter

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Clarence D. Castile, uncle of Philando Castile, speaks outside the Governor's Mansion.
Clarence D. Castile, uncle of Philando Castile, speaks outside the Governor's Mansion.

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Happening now at the Governor's Mansion. #PhilandoCastile

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#fuckthepolice #stopkillingus #blacklivesmatter

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Wake up and stand up #blacklivesmatter #stopkillingus

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Out here at the governer's mansion

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No justice, no peace. #falconheightsshooting #philandocastile #altonsterling #blacklivesmatter

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