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Police Shootings of Black Men Spawn Protests Across US

"It's supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. But the way I see it, it's murder first and ask questions later," a protester in New York said

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    Protests and vigils were held in cities across the country following the fatal shootings of two black men in separate incidents in the last two days, NBC News reported. 

    Crowds estimated to be more than a thousand gathered outside the school where Philando Castile worked as a kitchen supervisor in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Castile was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop. 

    In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, mourners gathered in a “second line” parade for Alton Sterling, who was killed by police on Tuesday. The incident was recorded by a bystander. The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is investigating that shooting. 

    Hundreds marched in the streets of Dallas, where police believe two men shot at cops, killing at least three. Demonstrations were held in New York City’s Union Square, where police made arrests. 

    "It's supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. But the way I see it, it's murder first and ask questions later," a protester in New York, Lawrence Amsterdam, 35, told The Associated Press 

    People also demonstrated in Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Seattle. Protests were also scheduled in Oakland, California for Thursday.