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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Following the killing of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police officers , protests and vigils at the convenience store where he died,*and the killing of Philando Castile , shot by police in Minnesota during a traffic stop, plans for protests ...

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Old 07-07-2016, 07:42 PM   #1
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Rally, protest planned in New Orleans following police shootings

Following the killing of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police officers, protests and vigils at the convenience store where he died,*and the killing of Philando Castile, shot by police in Minnesota during a traffic stop, plans for protests and vigils are underway in New Orleans.

Event organizers for*The 505 ? a group named after Sterling as the 505th victim of a police shooting in 2016*? plan a*"peaceful performative protest" outside New Orleans Police Department headquarters at 715 S. Broad St. Friday, July 8. It begins at 4 p.m. with a potluck followed by the sound of a gunshot at 5 p.m. to signal participants to lie on the ground until 6 p.m.:
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