St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Over 1,500 people, including Governor Mark Dayton, gathered inside the Cathedral of St. Paul today for the funeral of Philando Castile.

The memorial service and celebration of the 32-year-old St. Paul man’s life was preceded by a three mile long funeral procession led by a horse drawn carriage through St. Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood. At the end of the service, as the casket containing Castile’s body was carried back to the carriage, a crowd of people gathered on the steps of the Cathedral raising their fists into the air and chanting “Unite for Philando.”

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota News Network

Castile was shot and killed last week by a police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights in an incident that inspired protests throughout the country. Last weekend, a demonstration  on I-94 in St. Paul that led to the arrests of 50 people after protesters threw rocks, bottles and fireworks at police officers.

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