Hundreds Protest In Seattle Against Police Shootings

SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of people have marched through downtown Seattle to protest the police-related shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.

The Thursday evening rally was led by the family of Che Taylor, who was fatally shot by Seattle police in February. People gathered at a downtown park and then marched through nearby streets, stopping for a time at the federal courthouse and chanting “black lives matter.”

Many in the crowd held pieces of paper with the names of the men killed.

On Wednesday, a Minnesota officer fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child. A day earlier, Alton Sterling was shot in Louisiana after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers. Both were captured on cellphone video and shared widely online.

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