Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the American Federation of Teachers national convention in Minneapolis. US Senators from Minnesota Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar also speak.
Protesters began chanting “hands up, don’t shoot” when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton mentioned Philando Castile’s name while speaking in Minneapolis.
Police shot and killed Castile during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb setting off a wave of protests in Minnesota and across the nation. Clinton said she had the “great honor” of meeting with Castile’s family.
Protesters unfurled homemade banners that delegates to the American Federation of Teachers national conference tried to cover up with Hillary Clinton signs. Union organizers urged the crowd to chant “Hillary” to drown out the protesters.
A lone protester chanted “stop the deportations.”
Security eventually led the protesters out of the convention hall.
"United for Philando" chanted many of the thousands of people showed up for the funeral of Philando Castile, the man police killed at a traffic stop which set off a wave of protests across the country.
Four Republican candidates running in the primary for Minnesota's only open congressional seat have been invited to debate less than a week before voters go to the polls.