Police on Tuesday began arresting protesters who have camped outside the Minnesota governor’s mansion for nearly three weeks since the death of Philando Castile, the Falcon Heights man who was shot by St. Anthony police.
More than 20 people have been arrested by St. Paul police, according to the Star Tribune. Officers cited “unlawful assembly” for their reason to arrest the demonstrators.
Police had five demands for the protesters, who have remained peaceful in their encampment, according to Fox 9 News. The city’s five demands were: (1) Remove trash,
(2) Bring in street sweepers, (3) Photograph and remove graffiti, (4) Reopen Summit Avenue to traffic and (5) No new signs.
Watch police arrest the protesters here:
Officers, with gear on, pushing back here:
After police backed off, the protesters marched back down the street: