Supporters and friends of Philando Castile plan to hold a 7 p.m. rally at the Capitol the day a verdict is delivered in the trial of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez.
“While we hope for a guilty verdict, we also know that justice has been denied in countless families in this same position,” read a press release announcing the #Justice4Philando rally. “If Yanez is found guilty, the verdict will be celebrated as a victory for justice that was won only because the world demanded it.
“If the jury fails to return a guilty verdict, this case will serve as the latest proof that the so-called justice system refuses to deliver justice to victims of police terror.”
Numerous groups have pledged to attend, including Black Lives Matter Twin Cities Metro, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Justice Occupation for Philando and others.