Louisiana remembers Alton Sterling

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Members of the African-American community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, mourned the death of Alton Sterling with vigils and protests this week. Bearing signs with slogans such as #BlackLivesMatter and #NoJusticeNoPeace, many gathered near the Triple S Food Mart where Sterling was shot by a police officer on July 5th, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation.

In a separate incident in Minnesota, an African-American man named Philando Castile was killed in his car by a police officer while he reached for his license and registration. Both incidents were captured on video, leading to nationwide protests.