Hundreds of activists, clergy members and residents marched through Center City Philadelphia to protest the police shootings this week of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.
The protesters hit the city streets Thursday evening for the second consecutive night of demonstrations. Among the crowd were organizers of Black Lives Matter and local ministers. Some people were holding handmade signs, singing and chanting slogans.[[385940981, C]]
Video of the Philando Castile's death in Minnesota on Wednesday spread just hours after footage was released showing Tuesday's police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge.
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Castile was killed during a traffic stop. Sterling was shot during an altercation outside of a store where he was selling CDs. Both cases remain under investigation.[[385937891, C]]
Police estimated the crowd of protesters was about 300. They marched from the convention center to the Arch Street United Methodist Church.
No arrests were reported in Thursday's march.