Sarasota rally against police shooting of black men

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So far this week Alton Sterling was shot an killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile was shot and killed by police in Minnesota. Minnesota’s governor asked for a federal investigation in to Castile’s shooting.

The Governor of Minnesota governor has asked for a federal investigation into fatal shooting of Philando Castile.

With the latest shootings, activists in Sarasota are holding a rally called “Justice for Alton Sterling & Philando Castile!” WMNF News interviewed Ruth Beltran, an organizer with ANSWER Coalition Suncoast.

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In 2012 a black Sarasota man, Rodney Mitchell, was shot by police.

The “Justice for Alton Sterling & Philando Castile!” rally is Thursday beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Fred Adkins Park on the corner of U.S. 301 and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.