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    US Police Arrest 21 People During BlackLivesMatter Protest in Minneapolis

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    Over 20 people were arrested in the US city of Minneapolis during the protests in response to killing of African-American Philando Castile by a police officer, media reported Tuesday.

    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.

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