Police Attempt to Clear Street at Governor’s Mansion
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attempt by police to reopen the street in front of the governor's mansion in Minnesota that has been occupied by demonstrators protesting the police shooting of Philando Castile was short-lived.
Police early Tuesday cleared Summit Avenue of tents, chairs and other property as they opened the street once again to traffic. But, just a couple hours after it was reopened, police closed it again as demonstrators took over the avenue.
The street has been occupied since last week's shooting of Castile by a suburban police officer, the aftermath of which was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend who was also in the car.
In November, protesters camped outside of a Minneapolis police precinct for several days after Jamar Clark, who was also black, was shot by police and died a day later.