ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - A huge crowd gathered outside the J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul where Philando Castile once worked serving food to the kids. Students, teachers, community members and others are holding a vigil for the man shot and killed by St. Anthony police in Falcon Heights on Wednesday.
Many from the large gathering at the school marched towards the governor's mansion where they plan to stay all night. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has since joined the crowd.
Mr. Rafowicz' daughter. Too saddened to speak. Her poster speaks for her. pic.twitter.com/v3AHOsKIuz— Iris Pérez (@IrisPerezFOX9) July 7, 2016
"We called him Mr. Phil at home out of respect" -Charles Rafowicz/J J Hill Montessori Parent pic.twitter.com/zdBUqVRGG9— Iris Pérez (@IrisPerezFOX9) July 7, 2016
Aiden,6,"Mom can you tell police this is our guy who serves us lunch...you should tell police they were wrong." pic.twitter.com/2jnkK6kZWr— Iris Pérez (@IrisPerezFOX9) July 7, 2016
Left at JJ Hill Montessori in remembrance of cafeteria supervisor Philandro Castile. pic.twitter.com/AmCwucblkX— Karen Scullin FOX9 (@kscullinfox9) July 7, 2016
Gov. Dayton has come outside, joined protesters. He went back behind the gates amid some angry shouting. pic.twitter.com/qHVdjecGJ4— Courtney Godfrey (@courtneygodfrey) July 8, 2016