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Protests spread to cities nationwide over this week’s police shootings

Demonstrators took to the streets in major cities around the United States on Thursday night to protest this week’s police shootings of two black men whose deaths were caught on video.

Thousands gathered in some of the nation’s largest cities to protest the shootings of Philando Castile in a Minneapolis suburb and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., which are under investigation.

In New York, demonstrators filled Times Square. In Los Angeles, they marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. In Chicago, they blocked traffic. In Washington, they gathered in front of the White House. Many held signs bearing Castile’s and Sterling’s names, or simply, “Black Lives Matter.”

Here are some photos and videos from around the country.

New York

https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/status/751208160099201024
https://twitter.com/jackmirkinson/status/751180966216032259

Los Angeles

https://twitter.com/yamphoto/status/751173668940582912
https://twitter.com/yamphoto/status/751186518631325696

Washington, D.C.

https://twitter.com/VStMartin/status/751214853575077888
https://twitter.com/michaelburke47/status/751212839042424833

The Twin Cities

https://twitter.com/Donte_ThePoet/status/751215191673548800
https://twitter.com/AngelaDavisWCCO/status/751204118404804608

Atlanta

https://twitter.com/MarkWinneWSB/status/751199724032712705
https://twitter.com/jccfergie/status/751227340588519427

Dallas

https://twitter.com/AmesChopper5/status/751216395438788608
https://twitter.com/DallasPD/status/751208422540865538

Chicago

https://twitter.com/kathychaney/status/751203842184744960
https://twitter.com/MashriqLands/status/751210876200296448

Philadelphia

https://twitter.com/drewsmithtv/status/751182595254263808
https://twitter.com/FOX29philly/status/751216444981932032

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