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Minnesota protest marks 3rd day, but waning

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Demonstrators calling for justice in the fatal police shooting of a black driver are marking a third straight day outside the Minnesota governor's mansion in St. Paul.

A crowd that once numbered about 1,500 has dwindled to a couple of dozen protesters by midday Saturday.

They formed a circle in the street in front of the governor's residence as an organizer prayed for peace and togetherness.

On the fence in front of the mansion, protesters posted signs, some of which read "Justice for Philando" and "Stop Police Brutality."

The demonstration was the latest to protest the death of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop by a police officer in the predominantly white St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights.

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