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Minnesota Protesters Arrested for Blocking Freeway in Wake of Fatal Police Shooting Acquittal

Eighteen demonstrators were arrested Saturday in St. Paul, Minnesota, after they blocked one of the city’s freeways to protest the police shooting death of a black man. The arrests came after a jury acquitted a police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year — a verdict that brought cries of dismay from the dead man’s family and supporters in the courtroom. The protesters had been engaged in a peaceful demonstration Friday outside the Minnesota State Capitol, before a group of about…

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