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Two St. Anthony liquor stores closed early on Saturday in anticipation of a planned protest of the Philando Castile shooting.
Protesters planned to "shut down" two city-owned liquor stores, according to the "No Justice, No Profits! Justice for Philando Castile" Facebook event page. Protesters say the profits from these stores are used to pay the city's police officers. Castile was fatally shot by a St. Anthony officer earlier this month during a traffic stop.St. Anthony Village Wine and Spirits closed for rest of the day in anticipation of planned protests. @MyFOX9 at 5 pic.twitter.com/q3fV9QchyL-- Samuel King (@SamuelKingNews) July 30, 2016
Fox 9 took a look at the numbers and found that about $250,000 in profit from the stores is being used in this year's city budget to support other operations. The city's general fund budget is around $6 million.
Members of Twin Cities Industrial Workers of the World General Defense Committee Local 14 are organizing the protest. A variety of groups, including Black Lives Matter St. Paul endorsed the event.People met outside St. Anthony Village City Hall at 6 p.m. and soon began marching to the liquor stores, where they protested in the parking lot. Protesters reach the Marketplace Wine and Spirits Store, gather at locked doors. @MyFOX9 pic.twitter.com/WNsyUawYTo-- Samuel King (@SamuelKingNews) July 30, 2016 Organizers: "We won without having to go to the liquor store." Stores closed ahead of protest. @MyFOX9 pic.twitter.com/2ISPEnDsNv-- Samuel King (@SamuelKingNews) July 30, 2016
Timeline of Philando Castile shooting
JULY 6, 9 PM - Officer-involved shooting in Falcon Heights, Facebook video shows aftermath
TRANSCRIPT - What Diamond Reynolds and Officer Jeronimo Yanez said in Facebook video
JULY 7, 5:30 PM - Thousands gather outside St. Paul school to pay respect to Philando Castile
JULY 7 - Students remember Castile as 'Mr. Phil'
JULY 7, 10 AM - Governor: 'Justice will be served in Minnesota'
IN-DEPTH - Minnesota's permit to carry law and how it applies to Philando Castile
JULY 7, 9:50 PM - Police officers identified in fatal shooting of Philando Castile
JULY 8, 10:30 AM - Prosecutor considering grand jury in Philando Castile shooting
JULY 9 - Cop's lawyer: Broken tail light 'not the only reason' for traffic stop
JULY 9, 8 PM - Protest shuts down Interstate 94 in St. Paul
JULY 12 - St. Anthony police data show disproportionate black arrests
JULY 13 - Proof that Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County
JULY 14 - Philando Castile's funeral held at Cathedral of Saint Paul
JULY 21 - Documents show Castile and Yanez cross paths in 2011
JULY 26-27 - 70 protesters arrested at Governor's Residence
JULY 27 - Falcon Heights hosts listening sessionJULY 28 - Special prosecutor added to Philando Castile case
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