A YEAR AND A DAY: A Vigil for Philando


Valerie Castile, Philando Castile’s mother, thanked the community for attending the July 8 event. photo / Jesse Poole

Clarence Castile, Castile’s uncle, sat in the back of a truck and looked on at the crowd gathered on behalf of his nephew. photo / Jesse Poole

King Demetrius Pendleton took a selfie with the Castile family and friends. photo / Jesse Poole

Some folks brought chairs, others sat in the grass, and others got up and danced. photo / Jesse Poole

One man — who’d been dancing with a little girl — stopped and raised his fist into the air as a hip hop artist performed. photo / Jesse Poole

Hundreds of people showed up to a July 7 event in Falcon Heights to celebrate the life of Philando Castile, a year and a day after he was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop just down the road, on Larpenteur Avenue. Pastor Danny Gibbons, a friend and supporter of the Castile family, stood with Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, his sister Allysza, and the rest of the community, “Shining light into the world,” he said. photo / Jesse Poole

Hundreds of people showed up to a July 7 event in Falcon Heights to celebrate the life of Philando Castile, a year and a day after he was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop just down the road, on Larpenteur Avenue. Pastor Danny Gibbons, a friend and supporter of the Castile family, stood with Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, his sister Allysza, and the rest of the community, “Shining light into the world,” he said.

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