Two city-owned liquor stores in St. Anthony close before Castile protest

- Two St. Anthony liquor stores closed early on Saturday in anticipation of a planned protest of the Philando Castile shooting.

Protesters planned to "shut down" two city-owned liquor stores, according to the "No Justice, No Profits! Justice for Philando Castile" Facebook event page. Protesters say the profits from these stores are used to pay the city's police officers.  Castile was fatally shot by a St. Anthony officer earlier this month during a traffic stop.

Fox 9 took a look at the numbers and found that about $250,000 in profit from the stores is being used in this year's city budget to support other operations. The city's general fund budget is around $6 million.

Members of Twin Cities Industrial Workers of the World General Defense Committee Local 14 are organizing the protest. A variety of groups, including Black Lives Matter St. Paul endorsed the event.

People met outside St. Anthony Village City Hall at 6 p.m. and soon began marching to the liquor stores, where they protested in the parking lot.


Timeline of Philando Castile shooting

JULY 6, 9 PM - Officer-involved shooting in Falcon Heights, Facebook video shows aftermath

TRANSCRIPT - What Diamond Reynolds and Officer Jeronimo Yanez said in Facebook video

JULY 7, 5:30 PM - Thousands gather outside St. Paul school to pay respect to Philando Castile

JULY 7 - Students remember Castile as 'Mr. Phil'

JULY 7, 10 AM - Governor: 'Justice will be served in Minnesota'

IN-DEPTH - Minnesota's permit to carry law and how it applies to Philando Castile

JULY 7, 9:50 PM - Police officers identified in fatal shooting of Philando Castile

JULY 8, 10:30 AM - Prosecutor considering grand jury in Philando Castile shooting

JULY 9 - Cop's lawyer: Broken tail light 'not the only reason' for traffic stop

JULY 9, 8 PM - Protest shuts down Interstate 94 in St. Paul

JULY 12 - St. Anthony police data show disproportionate black arrests

JULY 13 - Proof that Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County

JULY 14 - Philando Castile's funeral held at Cathedral of Saint Paul

JULY 21 - Documents show Castile and Yanez cross paths in 2011

JULY 26-27 - 70 protesters arrested at Governor's Residence

JULY 27 - Falcon Heights hosts listening session


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