Key moments after the police shooting of Philando Castile

Valerie Castile speaking outside the Ramsey County Courthouse in St Paul Minn. after a jury acquitted Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the killing of her son Philando Castile

Members of the Minnesota State Patrol arrest protesters during a gathering on Interstate 94 after a jury found St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile, at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., June 16, 2017.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the state capitol in St Paul on Friday evening, and a series of speakers demanded justice for minorities in the American judicial system and stronger accountability measures for police.

"As I'm standing here in this parking lot holding this sign that says Minnesota shame".

"At 1:30 a.m. Saturday, a few dozen protesters had gathered in front of the Governor's Residence, the site of a almost three-week encampment after Castile's death last summer".

Prosecutors said Yanez was not justified in firing his gun, saying that Castile was courteous and non-threatening.

It was the first time in the history of the state that a police officer was charged in a fatal shooting that happened on duty.

Like several similar cases, Castile's death was shared worldwide on social media.

The shooting sparked a national outcry after Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed video of the shooting's aftermath. The... The announcement comes one day after the anniversary of the high-profile killing by police of another black man in Minnesota, Jamar Clark in Minneapolis.

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On Friday night, after the verdict was announced, there were 18 arrests of people police said ignored warnings to leave Interstate 94 in St. Paul.

July 13: Police arrest 42 protesters who block traffic on Interstate 35W near downtown Minneapolis during the morning rush. "I told him not to reach for it".

January 9: Leary denies a request from the American Civil Liberties Union to release squad vehicle video of Castile's shooting.

"We would like to see if this could go to a federal court". "The system continues to fail black people".

Philando Castile was shot by police during a routine traffic stop. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, is a passenger in the auto, along with her then-4-year-old daughter. Defense attorneys claimed Yanez felt that his life was in danger and shot Castile after he told the officer he was armed.

"Yanez sat there and watched every auto that came down Larpenteur", she said. "While many officers carry out their jobs with respect for the communities they serve, we must confront the profound disconnect and disrespect that many communities of color experience with their local law enforcement", Nelson said.

Valerie Castile spoke about her son outside the courthouse following the verdict.

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