Diamond Reynolds on Police Shootings: 'They Are Here to Kill Us Because We Are Black' (Video)
On Thursday in Minnesota, thousands of people attended vigils for Philando Castile. A massive crowd gathered outside the Montessori school where Castile had worked. For the second day in a row, a crowd also gathered outside the governor’s mansion in St. Paul, where Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond "Lavish" Reynolds addressed the crowd.
Reynolds livestreamed the aftermath of her boyfriend’s shooting on Facebook, while she was still in the car, with a police officer pointing a gun at her and her young daughter. She narrated as her boyfriend lay dying next to her.
Speaking outside the governor’s mansion, Reynolds said she livestreamed the aftermath of the fatal shooting “so the world would know these police are not here to protect and serve us. They are here to assassinate us. They are here to kill us. Because we are Black.”