MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Star Tribune, hundreds of people staged a sitdown protest near US Bank headquarters in Minneapolis. Police warned them that they needed to get off the street, however, some people refused. In result, 21 protesters were arrested.
The media noted that many teachers joined the protest.
The shootings of African-American Alton Sterling by two policemen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 5 and another African-American man, Philando Castile, who was killed by police in the state of Minnesota the following day, have provoked public outrage across the country. A Black Lives Matter demonstration against police brutality toward African Americans took place in Dallas, Texas, during which five police officers were killed in a sniper attack on July 7.